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21/09/2021: Matthew Guy, Now is Your Hour. Get out and join the people fighting Andrews’ fascist dictatorship: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/protesters-vow-to-return-after-construction-workers-antivaccine-protest-at-cfmeu-hq-turns-violent/news-story/292e8ef0849c7d54d551951f60315b44 & https://www.rebelnews.com/live_construction_workers_stage_freedom_protest_in_melbourne

 

21/09/2021:

 

 

21/09/2021: Some good news for once. I need a new knee soon – hope the docs are on top of this by then: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-09-antimicrobial-coating-orthopedic-implants-dangerous.html

 

21/09/2021: Give the mainstream the flick: https://www.rebelnews.com/news

 

21/09/2021: Well Said Neil Oliver: https://www.rebelnews.com/neil_oliver_upcoming_months_will_determine_britain_country_gb_news

 

21/09/2021: Might be a good idea to catch up with Sharri Markson’s doco: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/sars-2-when-did-intelligence-agencies-know-it-was-almost-certainly-a-lab-leak/

 

Meanwhile, Has everyone forgotten about Sweden? https://richardsonpost.com/im-unmasked/23507/why-does-no-one-ever-talk-about-sweden-anymore/

 

 

 

20/09/2021:Vicpol is out of Control - Watch them deliberately knock over an elderly woman breaking her hip and pepper spraying her in the face whilst she was exercising her democratic right to protest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSJr2Ijh2ws

 

This is the cowardly ‘officer’ who perpetrated this outrage: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/shock-video-nazi-australian-cop-knocks-down-elderly-woman-breaks-her-hip-then-pepper-sprays-her-directly-in-the-face/

 

20/09/2021:

 

20/09/2021: If no-one comes from the future to stop you doing it then how bad can it be? Robert Heinlein.

 

20/09/2021: If the earth has been warming, why has Antarctica been cooling – or (surely not) has ‘global warming’ been just a massive fraud: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/09/17/surprising-and-statistically-significant-cooling-trend-over-entire-continental-antarctica/

 

20/09/2021: The Red Pill: “The CDC has cautioned Americans against taking the red pill, as it can lead to severe side effects such as "realizing the truth about the way our society is manipulated by the elites" and "spending all your time on YouTube watching Jordan Peterson videos." https://babylonbee.com/news/cdc-cautions-against-taking-the-red-pill

 

20/09/2021: Trudeau dealing with "those who still resist" – hopefully he is tossed out tomorrow: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/trudeau-dealing-with-those-who-still-resist.html

19/09/2021: A Reminder: Sir Robert Peel’s principle of policing:

1. To prevent crime and disorder, as an alternative to their repression by military force and severity of legal punishment.

2. To recognise always that the power of the police to fulfill their functions and duties is dependent on public approval of their existence, actions and behavior, and on their ability to secure and maintain public respect.

3. To recognise always that to secure and maintain the respect and approval of the public means also the securing of the willing cooperation of the public in the task of securing observance of laws.

4. To recognise always that the extent to which the cooperation of the public can be secured diminishes proportionately the necessity of the use of physical force and compulsion for achieving police objectives.

5. To seek and preserve public favor, not by pandering to public opinion, but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to law, in complete independence of policy, and without regard to the justice or injustice of the substance of individual laws, by ready offering of individual service and friendship to all members of the public without regard to their wealth or social standing, by ready exercise of courtesy and friendly good humor, and by ready offering of individual sacrifice in protecting and preserving life.

6. To use physical force only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient to obtain public cooperation to an extent necessary to secure observance of law or to restore order, and to use only the minimum degree of physical force which is necessary on any particular occasion for achieving a police objective.

7. To maintain at all times a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and that the public are the police, the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.

8. To recognise always the need for strict adherence to police-executive functions, and to refrain from even seeming to usurp the powers of the judiciary of avenging individuals or the State, and of authoritatively judging guilt and punishing the guilty.

9. To recognise always that the test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, and not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with them.

19/09/2021: Just a Taste of George Mackay Brown the Shakespeare of the Orkneys:

 

The Road Home

 

As I came home from Kirkwall

The ships were on the tide:

I saw the kirk of Magnus

Down by the water side:

The blesséd brave Saint Magnus

Who bowed his head and died.

His shining life was shorn away,

His kirk endureth to this day.

As I came home from Kirkwall

The ships were on the tide.

 

As I came home from Birsay

A sower, all in tatters,

Strode, scattering the seed, immense

Against the sunset bars,

And through his fingers, with the night,

Streamed all the silver stars.

I watched him (leaning on a gate)

Scatter the glowing seeds of fate:

As I came home from Birsay

Against the sunset bars.

 

As I came home from Sandwick

A star was in the sky.

The northern lights above the hill

Were streaming broad and high.

The tinkers lit their glimmering fires,

Their tents were pitched close by.

But the city of the vanished race

Lay dark and silent in that place.

As I came home from Sandwick

A star was in the sky.

 

19/09/2021: Interesting Idea: Purple Paint Law=Private Property No Trespassing. No Hunting. No Fishing etc. Enacted in: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas…An interesting idea for a law. No Trespassing signs often are vandalized or blow away. Painting purple on trees and fence posts is more permanent giving those trespassing no excuse.

 

19/09/2021: I think this is a fair comment on the protests. Allowing CFMEU but blocking anti-lockdown protests is bound to provoke trouble: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/insightful-comment-about-victoria-police-state-tactics-from-our-reader-ceres.html You can see it in the video: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/melbourne-protests-turn-violent/

19/09/2021: Do vaccines ever ‘cause’ problems? Actually, Yes: https://everipedia.org/wiki/lang_en/2017_dengue_vaccine_controversy_in_the_Philippines & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/mass-vaccination-promotes-viral-evolution-towards-more-infectious-variants/

Remember the Sars Vaccine Disaster of 2009-10: The John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center puts it this way. “A typical vaccine development timeline takes 5 to 10 years, and sometimes longer, to assess whether the vaccine is safe and efficacious in clinical trials, complete the regulatory approval processes, and manufacture sufficient quantity of vaccine doses for widespread distribution”. https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/public-health/2021/09/trust-the-science-almost-always/

The FDA hearings are worrisome too: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/bombshell-testimony-from-doctors-at-fda-vaccine-booster-hearing/

18/09/2021: More than 90 years after starting, Maine's oldest lobster harvester is still doing it at age 101: https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/101-shes-hauling-lobsters-plans-stop-80051138

 

18/09/2021: The Ignoble Prizes - Boldly Going Where Others Fear to Tread, “The research experimentally demonstrated a sexual orgasm is more effective at clearing nasal pathways than a decongestant” https://newatlas.com/science/rhinos-sexual-decongestants-2021-ig-nobel-prizes/

18/09/2021: Man’s Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0807014273/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0807014273&linkCode=as2&tag=helentag-20&linkId=ec77f79f436f10db3c27ea1cc02a8bb2&asin=0807014273&revisionId=&format=4&depth=1 Also available at PirateBay.

18/09/2021: Not so human after all: https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-evolution-human-origins/human-papillomavirus-0015814

18/09/2021: Uh – Oh: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/idaho-doctor-reports-a-20-times-increase-of-cancer-in-vaccinated-patients/

 

In contrast to an ineffective and dangerous vaccine Ivermectin obliterates 97 percent of Delhi cases: https://www.thedesertreview.com/news/national/ivermectin-obliterates-97-percent-of-delhi-cases/article_6a3be6b2-c31f-11eb-836d-2722d2325a08.html

 

17/09/2021: Compulsory Gun Ownership: ‘Deconstruction’ is an ‘intellectual phenomenon which ‘informs’ almost all Leftist ‘thought’ in this country (and others). It is the ‘intellectual’ heir of Hegelianism and Marxism, and ultimately traces its roots to Plato’s ‘sophists’ (Those whose task was ‘to make the worst appear the better reason’ as Socrates puts it). It is in my view the Greatest evil of the modern age: its every intent is to invert everything, to turn good into evil, evil into good & etc…to destroy every tradition, every established truth - and replace it with its own perverted creeds. Every ‘issue’ it battens upon becomes weirdly distorted. It attacks time-tested traditional views, describing them as the ‘orthodoxy’, shortening the phrase to the ‘doxy’, so as to conflate them with a common word for a cheap prostitute, and thereby further debase them. It does not take them on intellectually; it just seeks to bury those views as somehow ‘no longer fashionable’. For example: hunting has been seen as a good for the majority of time and for the vast majority of people alive today or who have ever lived. (You can substitute for the word, ‘hunting’ in the previous sentence other long recognised ‘goods’, eg: ‘self-defence’, ‘marriage’, ‘honesty’, ‘thrift’, ‘honour’, ‘truth’, ‘patriotism’…you get the point!) Today, the ‘deconstructionists’ in the guise of ‘Greens’, ‘Animal Liberationists’, ‘vegetarians’, ‘Whole Earthers’…want us to perceive hunting as generally evil, cruel, unnecessary, unwholesome, barbaric…It is a strange and monstrous inversion of values. Most people who have ever lived have valued hunting highly, not only the many wholesome skills involved but the ethos of providing for oneself and one’s family, independence, oneness with nature, the continuity of a tradition and a sense of belonging in a tradition of one’s forebears. Then there is self-defence. I believe most people actually believe that you (ought to) have a right to defend yourself (if necessary with deadly force). From circa the  C13th to the early C20th you were able (or, it was normal; I won’t say ‘allowed’) to carry a ‘handgun’ or pistol for this purpose and many (most) people did. Crimes against the person rose by 2000% when this ‘right’ was revoked around the time of WW1 (in Australia). Government does not make us safe. Government has murdered more people than anything else. We need to have something to make us safe from Government. Only if the people are armed is there any chance of this. In a democracy rule is supposed to be by ‘We, the People’. The Government is not the People nor should it try to set up laws to control the People. Criminalising some behaviour is always a fraught notion, criminalising the People itself is an enormous over-reach. Government in this (most countries) has long since over-reached itself in this regard. We need to enshrine gun ownership for self defence (and also national defence) in our constitution and indeed to make it an obligation of citizenship which has few exceptions (enemies of the state, the criminally insane, hardened criminals terrorists. Pacifists  etc).

17/09/2021: The West must not be allowed to fail. Its value to humanity is too great. A Really Important Essay by Kevin Donnelly: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/09/you-dont-win-if-you-dont-fight/

17/09/2021: More News about how India beat Covid (cheaply): https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/uttar-pradesh-india-wipes-out-covid-with-ivermectin/

Good Lord: 30,305 people died within 21 days of having a Covid-19 Vaccine in England during the first 6 months of 2021 according to ONS data “The reason people have been requesting to know the number of people to have died within 28 days of having a Covid-19 vaccine is because these are the exact same parameters that have been used to count alleged Covid-19 deaths for the majority of the alleged pandemic. Deaths are counted as Covid-19 if they occur within 28 days of a positive test” https://theexpose.uk/2021/09/15/30k-people-died-within-21-days-of-having-a-covid-19-vaccine-in-england/ India’s Ivermectin stategy is obviously preferable.

17/09/2021: Personal Carbon Allowances – this is what the communists amongst us will be imposing next: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/09/10/delingpole-personal-carbon-allowances-your-next-stop-on-the-road-to-global-tyranny/

16/09/2021: Don’t rush out and start eating sticky tape by the handful but this looks promising: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-09-fountain-youth-ageing-stem-cells.html

Making haste slowly on aging: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-09-protein-reverses-aging-skeletal-muscle.html

16/09/2021: Nuclear Subs at Last – Well Done Scott. Now we may have a chance of national survival: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/major-policy-flip-from-australia-out-with-french-diesel-subs-and-in-with-nuclear-ones/

16/09/2021: God Wondering What On Earth This Televangelist Speaking In Tongues Is Saying. Unfortunately all religious drivel is of the selfsame quality. Long since time all religion was banned/binned. “According to sources, the Almighty is still waiting patiently for Copland to talk to him in plain English and confess his sins” https://babylonbee.com/news/god-wondering-what-on-earth-this-televangelist-speaking-in-tongues-is-saying

16/09/2021: The unmistakable Ivermectin miracle in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh –yet our FDA is banning its use: https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-the-unmistakable-ivermectin-miracle-in-the-indian-state-of-uttar-pradesh & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/huge-uttar-pradesh-india-announces-state-covid-19-free-proving-effectiveness-deworming-drug-ivermectin/

Big Government: “you shall die of Covid and nothing but Covid”. First they banned Hydroxychloroquine, now they are banning Ivermectin too: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/tga-bans-largely-safe-drug-because-people-might-not-get-vaxed/

15/09/2021:

15/09/2021: AOC wearing a ‘Tax the Rich’ dress to a $30,00 per head party – am I alone in remembering when Leonard Breznhev’s mother asked him (in similar circumstances), “What if the communists should ever come back?” https://babylonbee.com/news/aoc-selling-tax-the-rich-caviar-for-just-10000-a-can

15/09/2021: We “spent more on taxes in 2020 than they did on food, clothing, healthcare and entertainment combined” Government’ is so out of control and must urgently be reined in eg reducing it by 10% per annum until it finally disappears. There is no way I would want to spend more on Government than I do on food! https://www.cnsnews.com/article/washington/terence-p-jeffrey/americans-spent-more-taxes-2020-food-clothing-healthcare-and

15/09/2021: Climate freaks make it up as they go along, “The real danger in modern Australia is that the nation is sinking under the weight of 2 billion fossilized beaks”: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/nine-oclock-horror-climate-change-causes-shape-shifting-animals/

15/09/2021: Sarah Hanson Young (and the ABC) are such garbage. Both should at very least cease to receive Government funding after this latest vile canard: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/genius-researcher-with-the-video-evidence-of-shy-abcs-false-accusation-against-cory-bernardi.html

15/09/2021: Of course you get headlines like this when the TGA decides it will ban Ivermectin, the best proven treatment: “I’m scared to get vaccinated because apparently it makes you more prone to get covid from the unvaccinated”; “They are using Ivermectin on the Vaxxed in Australian hospitals to make it appear like the jab works.” https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/tga-bans-largely-safe-drug-because-people-might-not-get-vaxed/

Lies, damned Lies and – What do those hospitalisation figures actually mean: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/09/covid-hospitalization-numbers-can-be-misleading/620062/

14/09/2021: Your Papers Please:

14/09/2021: Why Australian coal is better: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/if-co2-mattered-the-un-would-prefer-australian-coal/

14/09/2021: Of course it is true - Biden's Decisions Will Force U.S. Back to Afghanistan. There will be another 9/11 within a year: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/ari-j-kaufman/2021/09/07/the-threat-will-be-so-large-lindsey-graham-says-bidens-decisions-will-force-u-s-back-to-afghanistan-n1476714

14/09/2021: Denmark ends the farce. Hopefully other nations will soon join. Remember Sweden never joined in: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/denmark-lifts-covid-restrictions-including-requirement-people-show-proof-vaccination-virus-no-longer-considered-socially-critical-disease/

13/09/2021: Incredible People – Sophie Scholl: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57008360

13/09/2021: Ultimately the Left don’t just want to censor you or cancel your bank account; they want you dead, just like the hundreds of millions they have killed already: https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/09/02/the-left-doesnt-just-want-to-censure-you-on-social-media-they-also-want-to-close-your-bank-accounts/

13/09/2021: Dan intends the most Draconian gun laws in the world and with no excuse – there is nothing licenced firearms owners have done to warrant this. The worst thing is ti removes all normal legal process ie an alleged offence, a charge, a trial, a right of appeal etc. Everything is simply in the arbitrary power of a faceless policeman:: https://www.nationalshooting.org.au/victorian-shooters-to-face-10-year-gun-bans-for-stepping-out-of-line/?mc_cid=22a6fe633e

13/09/2021: Sydney says ‘Enough’: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/photo-from-north-bondi-rsl-taken-1145am-today-order-collapsing.html

12/09/2021: Hang Gliding With a Flock of Wild Geese: https://twitter.com/i/status/1436504348637507587

12/09/2021: Matthew Guy is a dunce: Bring back Jeff Kennett and Tony Abbott too please. So fed up with these so-called Conservatives or ‘watermelons’. Stand for something guys! https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/victorias-lame-liberal-leader-tells-the-abc-hes-up-for-vaccine-passports-and-mandatory-vaccination.html

12/09/2021: Texas suggests it should be illegal to kill human beings who have a heartbeat but (some) women still cry out that the State may not make laws governing their bodies - unless it is about Covid of course: https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/09/beware-the-texas-abortion-law/

12/09/2021: The Falling Man – but over 200 people jumped to their deaths from the Twin Towers. Sadly because of Biden’s Afghan debacle there will be further such tragedies all over the world: https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a48031/the-falling-man-tom-junod/ Mind you the British gave him ‘pointers’ on how not to quit Kabul back in  1842: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1842_retreat_from_Kabul

12/09/2021: How Biden celebrated 9/11:

11/09/2021: Meanwhile, the farting world records. Just to get you started, “the longest fart ever is over two and a half minutes long. And the loudest fart blasted over 190 decibels—a vehicle siren is only around 120 decibels—by someone else named Alvin Meshits” (sic)  https://recordsetter.com/farting-world-records

11/09/2021: So many things in this video ought not to be happening in this country: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/horribly-confronting-video-of-apparently-dying-man-handcuffed-by-nsw-police.html

11/09/2021: Long past time someone called out these ‘reef nutters’. Yes, not so long ago when you could walk to Tasmania, the Great Barrier Reef did not exist. Just a few years ago Della and I walked around Green Island. We noticed coral deposits well above the high tide point there indicating that sea level has been falling there recently: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/09/08/the-madness-of-john-pandolfi-and-michelle-gunn/

11/09/2021: The lefties are quite mad with their bans on ‘native’ logging. First Andrews and now McGowan in WA. It is apparently fine to burn all such forests down completely episodically killing everything in them but not to ‘use’ them for any purpose whatsoever. : https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-08/logging-of-wa-native-forests-to-be-banned-in-state-budget-plan/100443070

11/09/2021: What kinds of weird experiments have these people been carrying out. Why even is communist China toying with these bioweapons: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/bizarre-early-samples-from-wuhan-patients-also-have-bits-of-influenza-nipah-leukemia-hiv/ Maybe the awful regimes days are numbered: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/exclusive-beginning-chinas-economic-collapse-largest-issuer-chinas-commercial-paper-evergrande-facing-bankruptcy-entire-world-economy-likely-impacted/

10/09/2021: Let’s do some maths. Government have now (very belatedly) released some data on who died (866 – average age 87) of Covid in Oz (of the 28,500 who contracted it ie = 3%) and why, ie some other major ‘cause” of death including dementia 29%, chronic heart disease 24%, diabetes 13%, hypertension 11% and chronic respiratory disease 11% = 88% in total. No doubt some of the other 12% had underlying health conditions which would also have killed them anyway (including morbid obesity for example). Does anyone seriously believe that these people could have been ‘saved’ or that those (such) who did not die from covid are still alive? Or that it matters at an average age at death of 87 – several years greater than the ‘normal’ average age of death? It is claimed we have ‘saved’ an additional 12,900 people with all our reckless spending and downright tyranny. But what about the cost?  It is actually many millions per ‘life’ saved and clearly billions if we think in terms of years of life saved – or ‘lifetimes’ saved. (The average per capita debt as a result of this is nearly $40,000). As I said at the beginning of this ‘pandemic’ – and many times since - this was zany irresponsible over-reach. Practically nothing should have been done to save my life (I am in the ‘vulnerable’ age group) other than making sure my Vitamin D and Zinc levels were up to scratch and that I received the ‘cures’ (Hydroxychloroquine, Ivomec etc) as soon as I came into contact with it (both of which things we had to do ourselves against some government resistance to tell the truth). Such sensible measures would have cost perhaps $100 per life ‘saved’ – and we would still have a country. Let’s not waste a single dollar more or a single extra day on this covid nonsense:  https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/stark-toll-of-pandemic-on-nations-health/news-story/90f174db72a75e98cdbcecdc422494cc

10/09/2021:

10/09/2021: So many good things about this photo I had to share it: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=397035308448619&set=a.205848817567270

10/09/2021: Professors in America and the U.K. fight back against the cancellation of Geoffrey Chaucer: https://www.thecollegefix.com/professors-in-america-and-the-u-k-fight-back-against-the-cancellation-of-geoffrey-chaucer/

10/09/2021: Eat Your Fishies Folks - Stable memory test scores for Alzheimer's patients with omega-3 intake: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-09-stable-memory-scores-alzheimer-patients.html

10/09/2021: How socialist economics works - FDR’s policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate: https://www.ff.org/fdrs-policies-prolonged-depression-by-7-years-ucla-economists-calculate/

10/09/2021: First they came for the billionaires: https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/internet/china-erases-billionaire-actress-zhao-wei-from-history/news-story/94100f6569377078cfeee411f5fc3538

09/09/2021: Anarchists!

09/09/2021: “Eighty percent of success is showing up”. Woody Allen. That’s right folks. The most important thing you do every day is getting off you’re a—e.

09/09/2021: A seriously important book about an awful development: “American society has become anti-male. Men are sensing the backlash and are consciously and unconsciously going “on strike.” They are dropping out of college, leaving the workforce and avoiding marriage and fatherhood at alarming rates…As Men on Strike demonstrates, men aren’t dropping out because they are stuck in arrested development. They are instead acting rationally in response to the lack of incentives society offers them to be responsible fathers, husbands and providers. In addition, men are going on strike, either consciously or unconsciously, because they do not want to be injured by the myriad of laws, attitudes and hostility against them for the crime of happening to be male in the twenty-first century. Men are starting to fight back against the backlash. Men on Strike explains their battle cry” https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OFK22Y8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00OFK22Y8&linkCode=as2&tag=helentag-20&linkId=544c9139de7d1f34cf08e64a8c26a72a  An example, “At the close of the 2020-21 academic year, women made up 59.5% of college students, an all-time high, and men 40.5%, according to enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit research group. U.S. colleges and universities had 1.5 million fewer students compared with five years ago, and men accounted for 71% of the decline” Wall Street Journal – what’s next – positive discrimination/affirmative action for men? I don’t think so. In the next few years, two women will earn a college degree for every man: https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/472253/

09/09/2021: ‘Cancel’ Culture is even more ominous than you suspected: https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2021/09/04/what-happens-when-you-get-canceled-and-why-n413853

08/09/2021:

08/09/2021: When animals fight back. Let's hope they don't get guns: https://www.sciencealert.com/a-complex-form-of-empathy-boars-hatch-breakout-plan-to-save-two-piglets

08/09/2021: Just Wow. Move Over Norman Borlaug. Crop Yields Up 50% How Good Is This: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/09/06/in-a-blow-to-climate-whiners-a-new-breakthrough-creates-crops-that-can-grow-50-more-potatoes-and-rice/

08/09/2021: Dan the Tyrant – Next the Unvaccinated will be denied medical services in Victoria. Hopefully they will not have to pay taxes either: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/the-unvaccinated-will-be-denied-medical-services-in-australia/

07/09/2021: Vive Clint Eastwood: Even at 91 he can still play RandyYates: https://pjmedia.com/culture/stephen-kruiser/2021/09/06/eastwood-flexes-iconic-clout-to-keep-the-cowboy-movie-alive-in-cry-macho-n1475940

07/09/2021: A Novel Way of Powering Your Electric Car - though you may want to drive yours more than half a kilometer: https://futurism.com/the-byte/toilet-poop-green-energy

07/09/2021: Remember this too when you think maybe the Left led the charge against ‘racism’: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/day-history-democrats-murder-4-former-slaves-5-republicans-clinton-ms-picnic-go-slaughter-another-50-100-blacks-following-week/

07/09/2021: Not my favourite 2021 ‘Band’. What the ‘Taliband’ mean by the term ‘screw you’: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/taliban-terrorists-execute-pregnant-female-police-officer-home-front-family-use-screwdrivers-pick-brains/ Hard to believe they will nonetheless inherit the UN Women’s Rights Seat though : https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/unspeakable-un-filth-meet-with-unspeakable-taliban-filth-courtesy-the-biden-catastrophe.html

Let’s Get rid of the UN: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/not-long-to-go-now.html

07/09/2021: Unbelievable: The only thing wrong with Ivermectin is it did not make money for Big Pharma but the new Pfivermectin will: Less than $1 a day https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/09/israeli-scientist-on-ivermectin-study-treating-covid-for-under-1-per-day.html or this: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/79363/

06/09/2021: At last a biodegradeable shoe: https://laughingsquid.com/sneature-biodegradable-shoe/

06/09/2021: “Young people dream of being rich, and rich people dream of being young.” They are certainly pouring their money into it anyway: https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/09/04/1034364/altos-labs-silicon-valleys-jeff-bezos-milner-bet-living-forever/  

06/09/2021: I know it is probably illegal for me to say so but I am opposed to this: https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2021/09/04/its-nice-that-pete-buttigieg-and-husband-chasten-posted-a-pic-of-their-new-children-but-why-from-a-hospital-bed/ and this: https://davidthompson.typepad.com/davidthompson/2021/08/danger-will-robinson.html Like genital mutilation, trangenderism, pedophilia, fatherlessness etc I just think all these things are child abuse. Children ought to just have a normal childhood.

06/09/2021: Trust the Science? Sure can’t – and this is how the scam works: https://quillette.com/2021/08/30/the-social-science-monoculture-doubles-down/

For example, the idea that Delta is more deadly is false – a peak hospitalization rate amongst children of 1.5 per 100,000 is not a cause for alarm: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-09-delta-severe-childhood-covid.html

05/09/2021: The Smoke of a Candle After Blowing It Out: https://twistedsifter.com/2021/08/the-smoke-of-a-candle-after-blowing-it-out/

05/09/2021: The Gruesome Tale of the Laughing Death Epidemic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEMXI0qqLT A friend of mine who was a patrol officer in NG was instrumental in wiping out this dread disease when I was a student at Newcastle Uni in the mid 60s. He ended up marrying an amazing Chimbu girl from the Highlands one of the few cannibals I have ever known.

05/09/2021: Nuclear Fusion is on its way – perhaps less than 15 years now. This result from Lawrence Livermore Laboratory is a milestone, “announced this week that it had extracted energy from an object the size of a lemon pip at the rate of 10 quadrillion watts (joules per second), albeit for only 100 trillionths of a second. That’s roughly 500 times faster than the entire human population consumes energy” https://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/the-radical-potential-of-nuclear-fusion/

05/09/2021: Equimec Paste: Apparently people are taking this horsewormer because they haven’t got a script for Stromectol (the human ivermectin vermifuge). There is no legal reason why you can’t get a script for the latter. Equimec is clearly formulated for horses hence the name - and comes in a standard 600 kg horse dose so you would only need 10% of that anyway, but the adjuvant in it is for horses so that might upset your tummy too. Over 200 million Indians have safely taken the human version (for Covid) and over 4 billion people have safely taken the medicine for one thing or another (mainly parasites), but do get the human version: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/174194815433?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=705-159824-816807-4&mkcid=2&itemid=174194815433&targetid=4585444530151277&device=c&mktype=&googleloc=&poi=&campaignid=412352395&mkgroupid=1309518645581565&rlsatarget=pla-4585444530151277&abcId=9300543&merchantid=136820 Here’s how well the drug works out in scientific studies however: https://journals.lww.com/americantherapeutics/fulltext/2021/06000/review_of_the_emerging_evidence_demonstrating_the.4.aspx

Mind you the meme about people ‘overdosing’ with Ivermectin was completely false: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/oklahoma-dr-jason-mcelyea-spreads-fear-porn-people-taking-ivermectin-flooding-local-hospitals-turns-complete-lie-fake-news-ran-anyway/ & https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1434591443855753220.html

04/09/2021: I suspect I need this book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1735728500/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1735728500&linkCode=as2&tag=helentag-20&linkId=33e98b0643da683ee8e1de63c6b94dbe

04/09/2021: If you had not yet realised that all ‘fact checkers (Snopes, That’s Nonsense, Facebook etc) were just commies and liars, maybe this will help make up your mind: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/deansterlingjones/snopes-cofounder-plagiarism-mikkelson

04/09/2021: Move Over Automobiles: Bike riding causes 4 in 5 sports-linked spinal injuries in U.S: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/08/26/sports-injuries-spine-bikes-study/5371629924986/

03/09/2021: An Interesting review: “Slingerland defends getting drunk. Drinking has always played a role in “enhancing creativity, alleviating stress, building trust, and pulling off the miracle of getting fiercely tribal primates to cooperate with strangers.” There is archaeological evidence that brewing precedes baking”: https://www.splicetoday.com/consume/drunk-the-vital-pleasure-of-getting-hammered

03/09/2021: Time all this happened in Oz. Sick of my hard-earned being wasted on commies on the ABC/SBS. If folk want to fund them go ahead, waste your money. I do not: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/backlash-cancel-culture-boycott-increases-audience-for-gb-news-in-the-uk/

03/09/2021: Vaccinated or not, we are all going to die; it’s just a question of what of? Heart disease is still the most likely thing to take you out: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-fully-vaccinated-are-more-likely-to-die-from-bee-stings-than-covid-19

03/09/2021: Taking ‘sleeping with the enemy’ one step too far: https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2021/09/01/bombshell-report-us-knew-about-kabul-bomber-had-drone-lock-but-didnt-take-the-shot-n436410

 02/09/2021: Honey & Spot's news: Four lovely Jack Russell puppies. Three girls and a boy. Here he is:: white with a fawn spot on his head. She was giving birth this morning as I did my Facebook posts about a metre from my computer. Parents and puppies doing well. We are allowed to sell them (vaccinated) in a couple of months time. PM us if you want to put your dibs on one.

02/09/2021: DIY Ultralight Camp Shoes: I get it that you might not be able to sew but I don’t get that you can’t learn and can somehow afford to buy $500+ tents and other such nonsense but you can’t buy a $200 sewing machine and make your own even better tent for <$50, but maybe I can start you on that road with a very cheap very light camp shoe.

If you have maybe tried out the 15 gram Blue Foam Flip-Flop I posted about here or the slightly better Toughened Foam Flip Flops or maybe had a go at the New-Sew Sandals or these Ultralight Thongs you might like this mod of the Toughened Foam Flip-Flops which someone is now selling. ‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’ they say. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/09/02/diy-ultralight-camp-shoes/

 

02/09/2021: Sub 100 Grams Carbon Fibre Hiking Poles: We have been using the Naturehike Carbon Fibre Poles at 128 grams for quite a while now but we admit that we would benefit from saving an ounce per arm with these little guys so we are going to try a pair out at US$88 per Pair. If you would understand why you should read these posts: A Lazy Man’s Guide to Hiking and Hunting & Ultralight Hiking #102 Mastering the Hiking Energy Budget. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/08/29/sub-100-grams-carbon-fibre-hiking-poles/

02/09/2021: Skinners 2.0 Camp Shoes: If you can’t sew yourself a pair of my Sub One Ounce Per Pair Camp Shoes you might consider buying a pair of these Skinners 2.0. They started with them on Kickstarter here. They are all over the internet at the moment. About the lowest I have seen them is around $15 a pair though that might be a Facebook type scam. They are certainly on Ebay from around A$30. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/08/28/skinners-2-0-camp-shoes/

02/09/2021: Beer drinking just has to be good for you if people have been doing it for 9.000 years: https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/926955

02/09/2021: Everything you need to know about the AR-15 – great DIY project for those who live in more enlightened countries: https://www.americanrifleman.org/content/back-to-basics-ar-15-101/

02/09/2021: Makes a big difference if you count folks as having died ‘with’ covid rather than ‘from’ it. Then you start to see that hardly anyone actually dies ‘from’ it. Bizarrely enough people actually died before Covid: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9937169/Coronavirus-Australia-NSW-Health-switches-recording-deaths-instead-Covid.html

02/09/2021: Things to look forward to under Islam: I am no great fan of music either but murdering musicians seems a bit extreme even to me: https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2021/08/31/kinder-gentler-taliban-murder-afghan-folk-singer-because-music-is-un-islamic-n1474734 Lots of other innocuous pleasures are likewise outlawed. Pet dogs for example. And Comedians of course: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/07/28/nazar-khasha-afghanistan-comedian/

01/09/2021: Our brave boys and girls in blue. This evil must end: https://twitter.com/i/status/1432591608176799758

01/09/2021: Some (rare) good news for men (or – to be gender neutral – those who stand up to pee): https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/08/25/enlarged-prostate-may-not-mean-cancer/9761629902024/

01/09/2021: Ingenious: How the Taliban use captured American helicopters: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/taliban-hang-man-from-blackhawk-helicopter-in-show-of-dominance-over-biden/

Who will help them fight the Taliban. That’s all folks: https://asiatimes.com/2021/08/taliban-face-stiff-resistance-from-panjshir-rebels/

01/09/2021: The ‘climate’ industry really don’t give a jot about ‘the world’ or ‘nature’. It is all just about power and themselves. Nuclear is clearly the best available method of ‘de-carbonising’ supposing you were foolish enough to want to do so, but it is completely verboten to even talk about it even though safe nuclear (with no radioactivity or weapons potential eg thorium reactors) has been around all  my life: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/09/un-climate-conference-banishes-nuclear-industry-china-and-renewables-investors-relieved/

31/08/2021: Are mobile phones about to have a satphone feature? About time actually one did not have to carry 2-3 pieces of equipment. This will save lives: https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/apple-iphone-13-to-reportedly-feature-satellite-connectivity/

31/08/2021: An important post from the everythingcaravanandcamping website: “Why do people not put the toilet seats down in the caravan parks? It drives me crazy I am so scared one day a snake is going to bite my backside. After he has gone in there to get the frog that had gone in. Most parks have signs about it” Now you know the correct answer to this age-old question folks.

31/08/2021: Peterson’s point about the role of the Jester (Remember ‘King Lear’) is just so apposite: https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2021/08/27/john-cleese-cancel-culture-show-to-confront-the-woke-generation-rewriting-the-rules-on-what-can-and-cant-be-said/

31/08/2021: The FDA is going all-out to demonise the use of Ivermectin even though it has saved literally tens of millions of lives (from covid) and many more from nasty parasites. Do you suppose it coud be anything to do with the reality that they allowed hordes of people to die untreated with his inexpensive wonder drug – probably 500,000 in the US alone. This is close to the largest crime in world history. The cover-up is not unlike that of the  Holodomor (Stalin’s murder of the Ukrainians): https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/fda-trying-to-rebrand-a-wonder-drug-as-just-a-horse-dewormer/ It’s some kind of competition – how big a lie can we tell? Instead of noticing 4 billion people have safely taken this medicine and that India alone has treated over 2000 million with it for Covid & etc.

30/08/2021: But who would have thought it could be lost in  a heartbeat: “As Ronald Reagan once warned, “Freedom can be lost in one generation”. Should this realisation grow and spread, should it touch a nerve in those who have been cruelled by the lockdowns and appalled at the incoherent arrogance of the leaders who impose them, there is light ahead.” A great essay by Ron Pike: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/08/democracys-not-dead-just-wobbly-ron-pike/

30/08/2021: There really are things you can do to help yourself – of course you might not want an extra decade of life: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/08/28/heart-attack-get-healthy-add-years/4771630095484/

30/08/2021: How Prescient Were the Greats of SciFi: https://notthebee.com/article/someone-found-this-1976-interview-with-author-and-futurist-arthur-c-clarke-and-his-predictions-about-the-future-were-so-accurate-itll-blow-your-mind

30/08/2021: Whatever happened to our freedom? No, we are no going to get it back (at least without a struggle). This is just one example. (NB: Choose your VPN wisely and always use it): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/surveillance-state-identify-disrupt-bill-will-give-australian-authorities-access-citizens-social-media-email-account-without-consent-allow-add-delete-information-send/

30/08/2021: The Honourable Dead Are So Boring: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/disgusting-joe-biden-checks-watch-dignified-transfer-american-heroes-killed-incompetence-done-yet/

29/08/2021: Lockdowns that kill. Well done ‘saving’ lives folks. Then of course we have all the kids, business owners, elderly etc suiciding because they can’t stand it any more: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/completely-unnecessary-4-newborns-die-denied-life-saving-heart-surgery-unavailable-not-transferred-another-facility-due-australias-draconian-covid-travel/

29/08/2021: Nothing beats thinking things through for yourself. That’s why we have a democracy. ‘We’re told to ‘follow the science’ — yet some of it is just plain wrong’: https://nypost.com/2021/08/26/were-told-to-follow-the-science-yet-some-of-it-is-just-plain-wrong/

29/08/2021: The Effect of Nipple Erection on Intended and Expected Altruism’. Remember you pay for this stuff. Follow trhe science man: https://www.t-nation.com/sex-hormones/news-sex-study-male-behavior/

29/08/2021: Lord Monckton is right – our political masters can’t do simple maths. There is just not enough ‘warming’ to avoid (even if everything about ‘greenhouse’ CO2 theory is right – which it is not anyway) to justify shutting down our economies to achieve it. Besides that little bit of warming (still getting us nowhere near as warm as we were in the Middle Ages, Ancient Rome & etc) would be largely beneficial anyway. Go out and buy your new SUV now: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/26/boris-heres-why-net-zero-emissions-by-2050-just-arent-worth-it/

28/08/2021: How heroic is this – I am constantly astonished at how different people are from each other. Some people do really stand out from the crowd: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/operation-pineapple-express-rogue-team-retired-us-vets-rescue-afghan-allies-secret-missions-conducted-behind-bidens-back/

28/08/2021: Wildlife will have to learn to adapt to foxes. That is all: https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-08-25/rambo-fox-pilliga-forest-wildlife-conservation-/100404864?utm_medium=social&utm_content=sf248881757&utm_campaign=fb_abc_news&utm_source=m.facebook.com&sf248881757=1

28/08/2021: How good is the (Pfizer) vaccine – sounds like if you are young you should get some Ivermectin then try to get the virus instead: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/new-israeli-study-finds-fully-vaccinated-people-greater-risk-hospitalization-13-times-likely-catch-covid-19-recovered-natural-immunity/

27/08/2021: Everyone should pay some income tax the level of which should rise (or fall) as does Government spending. If it is your money you may be a little more interested/concerned about how it is spent and on what: https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2021/08/61-percent-of-americans-paid-no-federal-income-tax-in-2020-up-from-44-percent-in-2019.html

27/08/2021: Sic transit gloria mundi. Great phrase - or in layman’s terms there are just so many bullshit wankers in the world: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sic_transit_gloria_mundi

27/08/2021: How dumb is Trudeau: https://twitter.com/i/status/1429899355046105131 We have the same sort of clap-trap here. You know the meme: ‘How dare you (unvaccinated) bogans ‘endanger’ my sainted aunt, small children etc?’ How could they ‘endanger’ those who ought not face any danger (because they are already vaccinated (or doesn’t it work –well, No) or are immune/unaffected anyway? I am so over all this Leftist bullshit! This Covid Commonwealth is really no different to Cromwell’s and no more rational. No dancing, no singing, no partying etc until forever. Bring on the next ‘Glorious Revolution’ which ended Cromwell’s nastiness - with all its ribaldry, licentiousness and excess. ‘Everything in excess’ I say. Moderation is for monks.

Much better to get the disease anyway (given Ivermecin is more effective than the vaccine) as it confers better immunity: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/covid-study-natural-immunity-vs-vaccine-immunity/

27/08/2021: After releasing 5,000 terrorists from Bagram Prison how much worse do you think it can get? A dozen US servicemen & etc blown to mincemeat in Kabul will be just small beer. Here in Oz we will lose many more than that from the Fifth Columnists being flown in now as genuine Afghani refugees. Do you think the Taliban would let them out (instead of killing them themselves – something which they richly enjoy doing) if they didn’t trust them to carry out their secret missions?

From Geoffrey of Perth, “Just heard Biden talking about the suicide bombers at the Kabul airport. Not sure if Joe has any marbles whatsoever. He threatened that the US will hunt the people down and "make them pay". Joe, these were SUICIDE bombers. Are they going to hunt down the pieces?

26/08/2021: How soon will we return to the moon: https://www.sciencealert.com/spacex-thinks-it-can-return-humanity-to-the-moon-before-2024

26/08/2021: Woke Yale. You have to ask yourself where Middle America is sending all its clever kids now. I suspect it will be just like the way folks abandoned Detroit for Ann Arbor years ago :

26/08/2021: All I’m asking for is the right to the same weapons that I paid the Taliban to own.

26/08/2021: Get Vaccinated or Starve: We were among the very first who chose to be vaccinated (Astra Zenica) but there is no way I can accept this terrible tyranny: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/the-gestapo-is-back-in-france/

25/08/2021: A New Rocket Engine: https://www.inceptivemind.com/japan-tests-rotating-detonation-engine-first-time-space/20698/

25/08/2021: Understanding Theocracy. Just like any other form of dictatorship the folk who have to live under such systems rarely give them their heartfelt support (no matter what crocodile tears they may sometimes be forced to produce). The people who actually have to live in Islamic hell-holes like Afghanstan, Saudi Arabia etc are mostly no fonder of Islam than you and I are (or than Spanish folks were in favour of Torquemada and other such nasties). I have seen ‘surveys’ which show that a larger percentage of Saudis are atheists (of given a choice to answer the question without fear of consequences) than Australians are – and I don’t doubt it is true. Many of us would be muttering ‘Inshallah’ and suchlike too if our heads, hands, genitals etc  were on the line. How to bring the benefits of democracy to such folks – and restore it to ourselves – is something we should always be asking.

25/08/2021: BTW: This is what we got from the ‘first wave’ of Afghan ‘refugees’. Get ready for more ‘fun’: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/refugee-specialist-admits-afghans-are-the-most-violent-brutal-gang-rapes-are-now-common-in-europe-flashback/

25/08/2021: Who creates truth: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/hello-conflict-alphabet-owns-youtube-google-and-12-of-company-that-makes-astrazenica-vax/

Keeping Fear Alive,While the variant is more infectious, the evidence does not show it to be any more lethal. In fact, the current mortality rate among American children with Covid is lower than it was last year—and last year many more children died of the flu than of Covid” : https://www.city-journal.org/will-policymakers-let-the-covid-crisis-end?wallit_nosession=1 & https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/08/australia_has_gone_stark_raving_mad.html

24/08/2021: India’s answer to the postie bike: https://newatlas.com/motorcycles/ola-electric-scooter-india/

24/08/2021: David Leyonhjelm - How Much Debt (Pain) Can We Bear? “The problem is, with well over half the population in receipt of government funding, neither side of politics has the political courage to take it on. There are no votes in telling people they are not entitled to other people’s money” https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/08/revealed-how-much-debt-the-government-has-racked-up-for-each-of-us/  

24/08/2021: Covid Zero is not sustainable. Never was: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/blogs/miranda-devine/miranda-devine-will-australia-learn-lessons-from-spanish-flu-epidemic/news-story/e9e670186dbe0b125c30a32ea753a687 

24/08/2021: Trump Won: 15 Million Mail-in Ballots Remain Unaccounted for (Biden’s Margin 43,000). Results of the Arizona Audit will be out next week and will show conclusively how the fraud was perpetrated. It will be undone by year’s end and Trump will be back in the White House. Thank Goodness: https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/08/19/15-million-votes-in-2020-election-not-accounted-for-report-finds/

 

24/08/2021: A Complete List of the Military Equipment Joe Biden gave the Taliban (including 10,000 ground to air missiles – forget about flying anywhere folks): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/worse-thought-complete-list-armaments-us-leaving-taliban-islamist-groups-enough-fortify-years-secret-warehouse-us-equipment-captured/

 

23/08/2021: They Cannot Arrest All Of Us: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/aussie-goes-william-wallace/

 

23/08/2021: Prof Borody: Ivermectin in combination with zinc and doxycycline – a year ago now but still ‘banned’ here, “For the SARS CoV2 virus we recommended the use of a combination of Zinc and Doxycycline with Ivermectin when treating patients already sick with the virus. When taking Ivermectin as prophylaxis. The recommendation is 25-50mg of Zinc daily and 1000iu of Vit D3 daily, together with a 0.2mg/kg dose of Ivermectin on Day 01 and Day 03 then once weekly to about once every two weeks depending on the risk the person faces. Breaks when COVID numbers are low or risk of infection are low is recommended.” https://www.biznews.com/mailbox/2021/08/18/ivermectin-mdladla & https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/ivermectin-treatment-could-bring-us-all-together-by-christmas/ar-BB18CPW4

23/08/2021: A useful book - The Mini Farming Bible: The Complete Guide to Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre Get ready preppers: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1629144908/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1629144908&linkCode=as2&tag=helentag-20&linkId=8e38f00ace7acccd2d9bf6cc64861366

23/08/2021: Where did our freedom go – and what did we get for it in return? A bad bargain: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/08/freedoms-taken-freedoms-lost/

23/08/2021: At least some people are putting their money where their hearts are: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/glenn-beck-raises-20-million-three-days-rescue-christians-afghanistan/

23/08/2021: The Forever War - or the 5th Crusade. How long before U.S. forces return to Afghanistan? Freedom has always needed to be fought for. The US has had large contingents of troops in South Korea and Europe all my life (over 70 years) but they coud not sustain <4,000 to save Afghanistan from this awful tragedy – not to mention the entire West from the drug fuelled terrorism to come: https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/08/the-forever-war-isnt-over/

22/08/2021: “Everything woke turns to s—t.” Well said Donald Trump: https://youtu.be/I7fKKAzYQs8 Full Speech here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/live-stream-rsbn-video-president-donald-trump-holds-historic-rally-cullman-alabama-7-pm-central/

22/08/2021:

22/08/2021: Elon Musk’s ‘Telsa Bot’ is coming to replace you: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/elon-musk-introduces-the-tesla-robot-to-end-human-work/

22/08/2021: The ‘Gold Standard’ – it was meant to be fixed at US$35 per ounce back when, now it’s nearer $2000, an inflation rate of nearly 60 times or 6000%. This has been my lifetime. Don’t let it be yours too: https://lawliberty.org/fifty-years-without-gold/

22/08/2021: We really do have a police state when a child carrying a sign saying, ‘Let Me Play’ is pepper sprayed and others fired on with rubber bullets. These insane covid rules must end. Here in country Vic (for eg) a fully vaccinated married couple who live together cannot go for a drive (alone) in their car, go fishing or camping together. Sure, this is the freedom our parents fought WW2 for: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/when-governments-get-nasty-and-hurt-children.html & https://twitter.com/i/status/1428951779425734658

22/08/2021: The Odious Campaign to Sexualize Children in Public Schools: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/08/odious-campaign-sexualize-children-public-schools-richard-l-cravatts/ & A fine sober article on the ‘gender disphoria’ epidemic. Let’s leave the kids alone: https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/gender-ideology-run-amok/ Gender reassignment surgery is child abuse: https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/gender-reassignment-surgery-is-child-abuse-says-texas-commissioner_3946609.html?utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-08-13-1&mktids=d9353641815be55012ff363eaa2c5a19&est=YQ47y%2BFModt9WHaw8py44UJCnH%2BUZ7AJERD39DHtuqkVIpyHRGDVLKWUYIiuUQ%3D%3D Who is in charge of this: https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/08/scottish-schools-will-allow-kids-as-young-as-four-to-change-gender-without-asking-parents/

21/08/2021: Honey Locust Uses: Metheglin was one of the favorite drinks of the American colonies. It was a favorite of Kentucky for over a hundred years. In Virginia, large plantations of honey locust trees were planted for the sweet beans. The beans were ground and mixed with honey, and fermented.

21/08/2021: Vive La France: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/french-rescue-convoy-humiliates-biden/

21/08/2021: Loose Change? Maybe send these folks some if you would like to save some Christians who would otherwise be butchered by Jihadis, eg in Afghanistan: https://thenazarenefund.org/

21/08/2021: Just in case you thought PETA actually liked animals (or protected them) – photos of thousands of dogs and cats killed by them every year: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/whistleblower-provides-photos-horror-peta-hq-dead-dogs-trash-cans-fill-donor-funded-walk-freezer/

20/08/2021: Such Unbelievable Courage: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/these-two-wont-be-alive-long/

20/08/2021: 2Tb SSDs are now available: https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-external-ssds They are down to $240 for 2Tb at Amazon, maybe less some places: https://www.amazon.com.au/Crucial-BX500-2TB-2-5-SATA3/dp/B07YD5F561/ref=asc_df_B07YD5F561?tag=bingshopdesk-22&linkCode=df0&hvadid=80608019509104&hvnetw=s&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4584207585684584&th=1

20/08/2021: Time to buy a copy yet? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1493046942/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1493046942&linkCode=as2&tag=helentag-20&linkId=42f04432bd957643df9621270c110c73

20/08/2021: General Petraeus’ take on the Afghan disaster: https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/gen-petraeus-afghanistan-taliban-troop/2021/08/17/id/1032658/

20/08/2021: Unfortunately the reality is there are lots of really awful people in the world. You just have to have the backbone to stand up to them or at least die trying: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/99-of-afghans-want-sharia-law.html

What happens to you if you surrender to the Taliban - or evil in general. Certainly made sure he was dead: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/taliban-gruesome-executions-have-begun/

19/08/2021: You would have to be just as sceptical of Afghan ‘refugees’: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/us-vet-afghan-interpreter-worked-alongside-him-for-a-year-before-betraying-him-and-killing-one-of-hi.html & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/operation-enduring-legacy.html

19/08/2021: Study Out of Brown University Finds Children Born During The Pandemic Have 21% Lower IQs (I suspect adult IQ has dropped significantly during the last year too if credulousness is anything to go by): https://toptradeguru.com/news/opinion/childrens-iq-dropped-21-during-pandemic/

19/08/2021: I am glad my children never had to face anything like this. No-one’s should: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/this-freak-is-teaching-pre-school/

18/08/2021: Back to Basics – a Complete Guide. We have oodles of books of this type in our library and have learned much from them over the years. It is why we have a home of our own built by our own hands and a self-sufficient farm, no debt, a comfortable independent retirement & etc: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1629143693/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1629143693&linkCode=as2&tag=helentag-20&linkId=d4be7379ca515706acf919e56164a809&asin=B00NS42CYW&revisionId=&format=2&depth=1

18/08/2021: “The West’s post-9/11 bluster was continually undermined by the West’s broader descent into moral relativism. How can you assert the civilisational authority of Western values when your entire educational and university system is devoted to questioning and demeaning Western civilisation? You cannot partake in a clash of civilisations if you loathe your own civilization…This is the truth: America and its Western allies are too consumed by wokeness to be able to pursue a moral or military struggle for their values.” Read it all and weep: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/08/16/this-is-worse-that-saigon/

18/08/2021: You’ve seen the IPCC’s graph ‘trick’ and probably noticed it was missing those earlier much warmer periods (Minoan, Roman, Medieval we absolutely know existed – growing wine grapes in Scotland for example), but here’s how it was done. By excluding any divergent data at all. This is not science. It is propaganda: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/16/another-round-of-anti-science-from-the-ipcc/

18/08/2021: Why women especially should oppose Islam: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/08/whats-in-store-for-the-women-of-afghanistan/

17/08/2021: This is not a skit. The Biden admin’s fantasy world, calling on the Taliban to “form an inclusive representative government including women”. Oh Yeah: https://twitter.com/i/status/1427389269170180109

17/08/2021: You’ve seen the ad? And it was real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9lxeGllhTQ&t=101s

17/08/2021: It wasn’t just Dan. Gladys is an idiot too. Perhaps a nation of sheep deserves such ‘leaders’: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/gladys-berejiklian-is-big-pharmas-best-friend-no-one-has-done-more-in-australia-to-generate-profits/

17/08/2021: Afghans falling from planes as they take off from Kabul (and we have apparently abandoned our Afghan interpreters too) – the Left’s response: the country could never have been ‘saved’ ie the triumph of evil is always and forever inevitable! Some will remember how the self-same folks refused to load supply ships to support our troops fighting against the Japanese in New Guinea during WW2. I hope you also remember when George Bush told us after 09/11 that this conflict would last ‘forever’ just as the war against Satan always has. ‘Easy’ victories are always ‘false dawns’. This (perhaps the final) ‘Crusade’ is not over yet by a long shot: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/joe-bidens-saigon-man-falls-plane-fleeing-kabul-airport-crowds-airport-worse-withdrawal-vietnam/

16/08/2021: Cheap Ultralight Pots: Tim Tinker has  once again come through with a great idea. This time he has alerted me to where you can purchase some pretty good ultralight pots. A set costs as little as US$10 on AmazonAliexpress & Ebay. They are usually advertised as 'mixing bowls' and come with plastic lids for fridge storage etc. Of course you will have to add the (5-10 grams) weight of an Ultralight Pot Lifter to the bowl. There appear to be a number of different manufacturers. Some feedback is requested (below).

We are talking about 1 litre pots which weigh as little as 56 grams or 1.4 litre pots which weigh 63 grams. You can't beat that with any of the commercial hiking cook pots and they cost many times more. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/08/16/cheap-ultralight-pots/

16/08/2021:

When Islam conquers this is what you get: https://twitter.com/i/status/1426973342943236097

This is the flag they lowered in Kabul:

16/08/2021: Absolutely: “So many of the problems with our current failed democracy could be remedied if our politicians and their political advisers were subject to the same rules they invent for the rest of us” – and the ‘current’ push for electric cars is an excellent example of this bastardry “this obsession with going electric is shared by no one outside the Westminster bubble except a handful of unwashed eco-loons with plaited armpit hair and blue dreadlocks, most of whom can’t even drive”: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/08/05/bojos-electric-car-revolution-is-going-to-be-a-disaster/

16/08/2021: ‘Sure, organic agriculture is sustainable: it sustains poverty and malnutrition.’ Matt Ridley is so incisive and insightful. https://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/organic-food-isn-t-better-for-us/

15/08/2021: Now practically all we can do is hold hands while we sleep (as sea otters do) to prevent us drifting apart: https://twitter.com/i/status/1425764905983033348

15/08/2021: Never forget, the Taliban (Islam generally) is uncompromisingly evil. This vile tide will sweep over the entire world unless it is bravely opposed: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/taliban-advances-in-the-past-9-days-lest-we-forget-why-we-were-there.html & Millions of voices like this young woman’s will be silenced forever:  https://twitter.com/i/status/1426237830905450496 The blood of patriots is ever needed – and seemingly in short supply at the moment. Biden was responsible for the shocking ISIS ‘episode’ in Iraq and Syria and he is equally responsible for this dreadful Taliban advance too: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/bryan-preston/2021/08/13/cnn-afghanistans-fall-is-a-neville-chamberlain-esque-failure-and-its-joe-bidens-fault-n1469115

15/08/2021: The IPCC’s CMIP6 computer simulation is just a fantasy. It is quite simply not true and no notice should be taken of it at all – save to toss out the so-called ‘scientists’ who are peddling this BS: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/13/fussing-over-one-degree-of-simulation/  

15/08/2021: ‘Rational’ is the operative word. Matt Ridley is great – a living argument for the retention of the House of Lords, “there is one situation in which respiratory viruses will stay virulent or even become more so. That's if mild cases meet fewer people than severe ones.This appears to be what happened in 1918, Paul Ewald argued, when severe flu cases were evacuated from the front line to a series of staging posts, field hospitals and trains, while mild cases slept it off in a dugout. And I think it is what happened last year when mild cases of Covid-19 stayed locked down at home while severe cases went to hospital, where many cases of the virus were acquired in hospital. In other words, lockdowns (whether necessary or not) probably delayed the evolution of the virus into a milder form. That is now happening, and is our least worst option given that eradication is impossible and the virus may become more transmissible in response to vaccination.” https://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/virulent-does-not-mean-infectious/

14/08/2021: ‘Burning Daylight’ by Jack London. I just read this fine book. I thought I had read every Jack London book as a teenager, but not so. I’m sure you agree with me that ‘Call of the Wild’ is the greatest animal story ever written. Maybe you should try this one too. Available free here: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/746

14/08/2021: Camel Botox! A beauty pageant for camels: https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/saudi/saudi-arabia-video-showing-camels-ruptured-lips-due-to-botox-sparks-outrage-1.1628470585656

14/08/2021: Some progress towards a hydrogen economy – but a long way to go yet: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/19/making-clean-hydrogen-is-hard-but-researchers-just-solved-a-major-hurdle/ & https://interestingengineering.com/tiny-22-lb-hydrogen-engine-may-replace-the-traditional-combustion-engine?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Article&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=Aug12

14/08/2021: Rewilding – the future, but NB. “My point is that management is indispensable to maximising biodiversity”: https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/august-september-2021/playing-the-wild-card/

13/08/2021: Today myriad figurative Trojan Horses abound but archaeologists may just have found the original article: https://www.jpost.com/international/did-archaeologists-just-find-the-trojan-horse-676349

13/08/2021: An optimist thinks Afghanistan may not have fallen: https://nationalinterest.org/feature/how-avert-disaster-afghanistan-191577

13/08/2021: Climate ‘scientists’ are at it again with their fake ‘hockey sticks’ and Steve McIntyre has blown them away yet again – when will this pseudo religious nonsense ever end: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/12/climate-audit-ipcc-ar6-is-worse-than-you-thought/ 

13/08/2021: You should sign this petition today. Effective treatment is a safer route anyway than ineffective vaccines which are likely to produce a deadlier strain - as in Marek’s Disease in chickens. Anyway surely you want the choice to be able to save yourself from this disease when you get it – and get it you will – probably sooner rather than later thanks to Gladys etc. The hospitals will be ‘overwhelmed soon. We might as well have just had this epidemic early last year: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/petition-the-australian-tga-to-consider-cheap-drugs-as-well-as-expensive-ones/

I suspect this might soon be popular here amongst the young – and should have been tried extensively at the beginning of 2020 as a means of protecting the most vulnerable ie the sooner the young were immune the sooner they could have cared for those most at risk: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/new-trend-in-france-get-infected-on-purpose/

12/08/2021: Some lovely visual illusions: https://www.popsci.com/science/buy-optical-illusion-art/

12/08/2021: Climate warrior arsonists  all over the world (as in Michael Crichton’s excellent ‘State of Fear’): https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/climate-change-causes-arson-in-greece-turkey-algeria-and-california/

12/08/2021: How many millions of vaccine doses are sitting unused? PS We had ours (Astra-Zenica) monhs ago): https://twitter.com/i/status/1425223503712690176

And just how dangerous is the Delta variant, aka “We have nothing to fear but fear itself” (Roosevelt/Montaigne?): https://issuesinsights.com/2021/08/11/three-charts-the-delta-variant-scaremongers-dont-want-you-to-see/

11/08/2021: You too could eat an iron age meal like the Tolund Man – perhaps before you were also hanged? I used to own a wonderful book about this, ‘The Bog People’ by P.C. Glob but someone borrowed it way back in 1974 and I have never been able to replace it. Such people deserve to be hanged!: https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/tollund-man-0015600?fbclid=IwAR2FcYcoW9kOyVtStp1iOjb9H8PzJwfA8xBGatUbnNDfJxS98sjEKQLs8v0

11/08/2021: Polyamory (no longer polygamy notice) is coming: After mandating ‘instant’ de facto marriage and gay marriage the left now wants to legalise bigamy. We just can’t have too many disastrous social experiments can we: https://redstate.com/alexparker/2021/08/09/polyamory-gets-another-push-this-time-from-harvard-law-n423340

11/08/2021: Make way for Jurassic Park – at least the ferret version: https://earthlymission.com/black-footed-ferret-died-in-1988-cloning-science-willa-elizabeth-ann/

Welcome back mammoths – pretty soon anyway: https://earthlymission.com/28000-year-old-woolly-mammoth-cells-brought-back-to-life-by-scientists/?fbclid=IwAR23tlkrngmx9p-K1YGF8Pfin-i7kEM6rjjusjpehZGktboqKWsnh1BPzEs

10/08/2021: Restoring a 1959 Volkswagen Beetle: https://www.moma.org/magazine/articles/601

10/08/2021: Who knew? “200,000 Australians have died of other causes since the beginning of March 2020” Well said, Pete: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/08/the-sell-out-of-representative-government/

10/08/2021: Please get your Ivomectin script today folks: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/08/another-paper-on-ivermectin-based-multidrug-therapy-in-severe-hypoxic-ambulatory-covid-19-patients.html

10/08/2021: When ‘science’ becomes theocracy. The COP(icats) from the UN in Glasgow are today spouting the ‘science’ that the world is the hottest it has been in 100,000 years despite the clear historical fact that people lived and farmed on Greenland for nearly 1,000 years but had to abandon it in the C15th because it got too cold - and has stayed that way, and despite the obvious fact that 1939 still remains the hottest year in the thermometer record, and that the satellite record has us right back where we were 40 years ago temperature-wise ie back to when ‘scientists’ were warning us we were rapidly descending into an Ice Age. I just hope it doesn’t happen and that the current mild productive weather continues – but (unlike such Canutes) I still don’t think there is anything I can do about weather.

09/08/2021: How many elderly folks (I count myself among them) would rather die than never see their families again? What an awful way to spend your last few months or years. Look at the Ruby Princess experience where thousands over over 80s were locked up with the virus – but very few died. Given that we now have Ivomec, Hydroxychloroquine etc (or should have) to treat covid most of us would rather take the risk. Open up now. Let us have whatever life we may: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/peta-credlin/peta-credlin-we-are-sick-of-the-rolling-lockdown-stopstart-life/news-story/5dc0bc52f449e67a8a511fe8765ff221

09/08/2021: Louis L’Amour The Last of the Breed – I really enjoyed this book. One of the great adventure and survival stories. Lots of his titles available free here to download or borrow. His complete works are available on Zoogle: https://archive.org/details/Novel57LastOfTheBreed1986LouisLAmour

09/08/2021: From 2015 This is what’s in store for Afghanistan, just in case you had forgotten what we were fighting for: This Qur’an Competition for Ramadan (http://www.jewishpress.com/.../isis-ramadan.../2015/06/22/) 1436 / 2015 to Ramadan 1437 / 2016, held to “inspire” ISIS fighters, offers a “beautiful young girl” as the Grand Prize for the top winner. These Yazidi girls don’t really look as if they are getting right into the spirit of the thing. Killjoys! Why can’t they see the benefits of slavery? We need more Islam taught in schools!

09/08/2021: Fully vaccinated Italians burning their vaccine passes: https://twitter.com/i/status/1424068827273326592

09/08/2021: Zoogle - I used to think Pirate Bay was the best but that was before I discovered Zoogle. Get yourself a VPN (comes free with Norton anyway) and discover a whole new world of (free) entertainment. So much better than libraries: https://zooqle.com/

08/08/2021: Ringworld Discovered – Was Larry Niven Right? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/06/huge-rings-around-a-black-hole/

08/08/2021: Not so long ago Preppers and other ‘Conspiracy Theorists’ looked like lunatics but they look a lot less crazy now: https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/preppers-quietly-stock-up-for-the-perfect-storm_3935935.html

08/08/2021: Good Question: Has Civilisation led to Feminisation: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/677209?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

08/08/2021: Just in case you thought vaccination was going to get us out of this: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/please-add-video-leading-israeli-health-official-vaccinated-account-95-severe-85-90-new-covid-hospitalizations-vaccine-effectiveness-really-fading-video/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/fully-vaccinated-can-be-just-as-infectious-as-unvaxed-whats-the-point-of-a-vax-passport/

And just in case you also thought those vaccines had been tested safe: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/moderna-pfizer-intentionally-lost-clinical-trial-control-group-testing-efficacy-safety/  We had the Astra-Zenica (Oxford) vaccine – still my preferred option if you decide to get vaccinated.

Yet another cheap useful covid drug: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-08-drug-sars-cov-infection-cent-reveals.html

07/08/2021: Yet another safe nuclear energy technology (to add to molten salt and strontium reactors): https://spectrum.ieee.org/china-closing-in-on-thorium-nuclear-reactor

07/08/2021: Heinlein’s Crazy Years: California May Mandate Menstrual Products for Men: https://moonbattery.com/california-may-mandate-menstrual-products-for-men/

07/08/2021: Will Iran, China or North Korea start World War 3: https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/israel-to-unsc-halt-irans-brazen-ship-attacks-675793

07/08/2021: More and more controls coming on what you can drive. Old Land Rover Defenders & etc will skyrocket in price because they can be maintained: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/us-democrats-thinking-of-telling-car-companies-what-they-can-make-communist-control-of-production-by-stealth/

However the fight back against the internal combustion engine ban has begun in the UK: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/05/uk-mps-condemn-governments-2030-ban-on-new-fossil-fueled-car-sales-and-the-ill-informed-push-for-us-all-to-drive-electric/

Toyota is not buying this electric bullshit: https://stuartschneiderman.blogspot.com/2021/08/the-green-dream-of-electrified-vehicles.html

06/08/2021: The freedom fighters were out again at 8:00 pm last night – and good luck to them. Enough is definitely too much. They definitely don’t look like ‘ratbags’ to me: https://twitter.com/i/status/1423274133735972872

Great: “But the government stood by its stance that rulebreakers would not be fined or publicly shamed, despite anti-lockdown protesters being told they would face justice” https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/dday-for-delta-victorias-covid-case-numbers-to-rise/news-story/35f90e0d1bd96589f1c470d392a7134e

06/08/2021: Turning your wife/husband into a chatbot – the idea has some merit – but why wait until they are dead? Simply replace them: https://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/jessica-ai-chatbot-joshua-barbeau-brought-back-dead-fiancee-back-artificial-intelligence-project-december-2493744

06/08/2021: Vitamin D really is a ‘magic bullet’ – this is the reason we doubled our intake when we first heard about the Wuhan flu in late 2019, and if you haven’t already got your Ivomec and antibiotic scripts made up do so now. You will catch this disease eventually whether you have been vaccinated or not. The government will not protect you: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/people-deficient-in-vitamin-d-are-14-times-more-likely-to-get-severe-covid/

06/08/2021: More Woke policies from Scott – handing out more our hard-earned to the ‘aboriginal’ class ($75K)! But the ‘stolen generations’ never happened. Probably needed to happen and still does (because of the dreadful crcumstances such kids typically face every day) but actually never happened. Bring Back Tony: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2010/01-02/why-there-were-no-stolen-generations/ 

As usual, so well stated Anthony Dillon, ‘This shared reluctance has allowed the problems that have been facing Aboriginal children for decades to fester. But these children are Australian children, therefore all of us, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, are entitled to an opinion. Aboriginal affairs is everyone’s business. All Australians are entitled to say “these are our children, and it is our moral duty to save them”. Viewing Aboriginal people as a group separate from other Australians, as we have been tirelessly encouraged to do, has only ever failed. It may generate incomes, status, university careers and guest spots for the gatekeepers on ABC talk shows, but it is quite literally killing those who most need help.’ Please read the full article. We all need to own this issue: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/bennelong-papers/2020/08/a-moral-duty-in-black-and-white/

06/08/2021: How many times has it been a significant tiny minority which has caused an outbreak: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/coronavirus/mystery-cluster-could-spark-threeday-snap-lockdown/news-story/9e448c01a2b2327c956c5eda4386b1d3

05/08/2021: The Ultralight Wilderness Hut: You should read this post as an accompaniment to the posts Wilderness Hut and Debris Hut. There just can’t be too many small wilderness shelters out there in the bush. Indeed there are drastically too few – but the situation is always improving, thanks to the ingenuity and industry of many hunters fishermen, cross country skiers etc.

They are not just life-savers in the event of bad weather but they add so much to the amenity of the wilderness experience particularly as they provide a safe opportunity to take the growing family along on your modest backcountry adventures. They do not have to be elaborate or expensive. This post is not an ‘instructable’ but I hope can showcase some of the many methods you could use to construct them.

I suggest you can spend less than $500 to produce a really excellent piece of bush architecture. Most people spend that much on their pack or tent! I guess it will take two people at most two relaxing days to construct but provide them with a great facility and pleasure for many years in the future. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/08/04/the-ultralight-wilderness-hut/

05/08/2021: This looks good: Make Way for Duckling: https://www.amazon.com/Make-Way-Ducklings-Robert-McCloskey/dp/0140564349/ref=pd_bxgy_img_1/134-3053119-7312067?pd_rd_w=jlPln&pf_rd_p=c64372fa-c41c-422e-990d-9e034f73989b&pf_rd_r=2C5F7PSJJ47B7Y4Q8AF0&pd_rd_r=281ab032-9b7c-4a2c-9a57-a0592423e2f5&pd_rd_wg=E6PfY&pd_rd_i=0140564349&psc=1

05/08/2021: More Control - Get Ready for the 'No-Buy' List: https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/get-ready-for-the-no-buy-list

05/08/2021: Just how woke can you get? Myself I’m all for the death penalty for creeps like this: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9859653/Trans-YouTuber-Chris-Chan-39-filed-female-police-housed-women-inmates.html

04/08/2021: Zippo Hand Warmer as a Hot Water Bottle: A Zippo Hand Warmer costs about A$30 on Amazon. It uses about 2o mls of lighter fluid over 12 hours. If lighter fluid has about the same calorific value as kerosene then a litre produces about 9-10,000 watts so 20 mls produces 180 watts which over 12 hours equals approximately 15 watts per hour. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/08/03/zippo-hand-warmer-as-a-hot-water-bottle/

04/08/2021: The Ancient Walls of Benin in Nigeria: 21,196 Kilometres. Larger than the Great Wall of China: https://thinkafrica.net/walls-of-benin/

04/08/2021: Who knew – cleavers are actually good for something? My late old friend Steve Cleaver would have loved this ‘fact’: “You can make coffee from cleavers! Cleavers aka Goosegrass or ‘Sticky Weed’ is apart of the Rubiaceae family. Rubiaceae is the famous coffee family! When cleavers starts to dry in Summer those sticky seed balls that stick to our clothes can be roasted to make a wild coffee. This wild coffee tastes great & has a mild caffeinated kick! It’s fun to make you can roast it fresh over an open fire or create a large batch to enjoy through the year at home.”

04/08/2021: (Other Green Dreams) - The Insect (and Bee) Apocalypse That Never Was: https://quillette.com/2021/07/25/the-insect-apocalypse-that-never-was/ & The future of grid storage batteries: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/30/crews-battle-tesla-battery-fire-at-moorabool-near-geelong/

03/08/2021: What the US election map will look like after all the audits are completed – likely by the end of the year: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/08/elections-expert-seth-keshel-releases-national-fraud-numbers-finds-8-1-million-excess-votes-us-election-affirms-trump-won-pa-mi-wi-nv-az-ga-mn/

03/08/2021: Conflict between Islam and our Police State in Western Sydney – does anyone thing any of this will end well? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYLdsL0aa-A

03/08/2021: More symptoms of Heinlein’s Crazy Years: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/08/01/surge-in-survival-courses-for-manhattan-climate-change-worriers/

03/08/2021: A sad day Catallaxy has now gone forever – is there a future for conservative thought in Australia: https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/tep/89046

02/08/2021: Tankora – yet another flavour I have not yet tried:  https://www.popsci.com/uncategorized/african-spices-meat-grill/

02/08/2021: We hold these truths…John Locke 1689: “Whenever the legislators endeavour to take away and destroy the property of the people [that is, their rights to life, liberty and property], or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided for all men against force and violence.” This was the forerunner of the US ‘Declaration of Independence’: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.” Our State and Federal Governments have trashed these freedoms so that such governments no longer have any legitimacy at all and ought quite properly to be dismissed. Remember the Liberal Democrats, One Nation etc when you come to vote at the next election. Liberal & Labor have been jointly complicit in destroying our democracy: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/free-speech/2021/08/the-simple-sacred-and-inviolate-right-to-protest/

Well Said Neil Oliver: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/scottish-commentator-goes-braveheart/

02/08/2021: It's About Time We Stopped "Trying Communism" https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/its-about-time-we-stopped-trying-communism

02/08/2021: Remember MH370 – what’s happened to the flaperon? The French have been sitting on this vital piece of evidence for six years and the Malaysians still refuse to release vital details about the plane. Way back in 2015 the barnacle ‘evidence’ indicated that the flaperon was unlikely to have been ‘floating’ in the water for anywhere near the time needed to reach Reunion from the ‘crash’ site. Further it seemed to get there too quickly compared with the (very) few pieces of other debris and doesn’t seem to have been damaged as it ought to have been in a crash, though other pieces have subsequently been found and other research undertaken, some of it also simply adding to the mystery: http://jeffwise.net/2015/10/09/the-flaperon-flotation-riddle/ & http://thehuntformh370.info/sites/default/files/mh370_flaperon_failure_analysis_rev_2.0.pdf & https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37820122 & https://ecos.csiro.au/mh370/ & http://mh370.mot.gov.my/Appendix2.6A-Marine-BiologistReport1.pdf & http://mh370.mot.gov.my/Appendix-1.12A-2-Item1Flaperon(Main).pdf

01/08/2021: The Fox Trap: We prefer to fence pests such as foxes, wombats, roos etc out with our Wildlife Proof Fences. If you don’t live in Victoria where practically everything is illegal you might try using a breakneck snare to kill foxes which still manage to find their way through holes in your fences. These (stainless steel) snares cost less than $5 each online (easier than making your own) and work a treat – but in Victoria there is a $60,000 fine and even gaol for using them as it is considered ‘aggravated cruelty’. What nonsense! In the US for example they are common. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/31/the-fox-trap/

01/08/2021: 3D Printed guns must have come a long way if they have decided to ban them so thoroughly – I had assumed they would just blow up in your face, but apparently not. I am surprised terrorists haven’t been using them more widely given the availability of 3D printers: https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/u-s-bureau-of-industry-and-security-imposes-ear-restrictions-on-3d-printed-guns-193254/

01/08/2021: Now the coming Ice Age has affected coffee prices will the left begin to shriek? https://joannenova.com.au/2021/08/jet-streams-playing-havoc-bringing-snow-to-brazil/

When exactly will the Ice Age return: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/running-out-of-time-in-the-holocene/

01/08/2021: Sweden’s record shows it was far more sensible to handle the virus in another way. Their infection curve shows that this virus mirrors every other such epidemic. Now virtually zero infections and deaths per day without any draconian actions and without destroying their economy. Of course they lost a handful of very frail people – as you always do to complications of the common cold, flu etc. The death rate has always been 100% after all. Our government clowns look more than silly by comparison. Yet the hoi poloi chant ‘Give us more punishment’: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/sweden-chief-epidemiologist-warns-against-far-reaching-conclusions-about-delta-variant/

Liberté, égalité, fraternité – remember it all began in France: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/massive-crowds-protest-vaccine-passports-mandatory-vaccinations-france/

Yeah Right? Imagine If They Hadn’t Lied to Us for the Last 18 Months: https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2021/07/29/imagine-if-they-hadnt-lied-to-us-for-the-last-18-months-n2593208

31/07/2021: 26C degrees here at Jeeralang Junction at lunchtime. Our previous July record was 28C years ago. This is the third day this July over 20C. Global warming? No just weather. We have rain and even snow coming in tonight and tomorrow night. Have moved the lambing ewes to the closest most sheltered paddock so we can try to save frozen lambs over the next two mornings. Have already set up seven pens in the shed with heat lamps for that purpose.

31/07/2021: A Wonderful Frozen Bird from the Dinosaur Era: https://www.geologyin.com/2017/06/this-100-million-year-old-bird-trapped.html?fbclid=IwAR0xQQvptufRu6J1ANTwSjNmkeXynDWQtmbrs9NWBW4mMvJxF_jzI8bB8G0

31/07/2021: “Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. The sight of this arbitrary rearrangement of riches strikes not only at security, but at confidence in the equity of the existing distribution of wealth”. John Maynard Keynes

31/07/2021: I’ve opined before that old age is not for sissies – and I should know, but do you have the guts to live beyond 100? https://www.studyfinds.org/centenarians-gut-bacteria-live-longer/

30/07/2021: Our Finnsheep - 2021 Lambing: As you may know we have the oldest and largest flock of these unique sheep in Australia. I previously posted about them here: Finnsheep. These sheep are a fine longwool type who normally raise triplets or quads in paddock conditions. Some pre-lambing photos. The ewes are expected to start lambing within about a week of these snaps. That will keep us busy. I will update this with some lamb photos in a little while.

Some pre-lambing photos. The ewes are expected to start lambing within about a week of these snaps. And here they go:

Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/28/our-finnsheep-2021-lambing/

30/07/2021: Jelly 2 Mini Smartphone: I have been using these fob pocket sized phones now for about three years - and would never go back to a larger phone. The first one I bought was the Unihertz Atom which I carried for a couple of years. Practically all the photos I posted for the last couple of years here at TheUltralightHiker were taken with it. When an 'improved' model was announced on Kickstarter  last year I ordered two for Xmas 2020 and have been carrying one of them ever since - and it is brilliant. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/29/jelly-2-mini-smatrphone/

30/07/2021: “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right. “George Orwell, 1984

30/07/2021: You have to ask yourself whether you would obtain a better immunity from contracting covid vs being vaccinated especially as Ivomec will be even more effective at preventing your death than the vaccine would: https://www.cell.com/cell-reports-medicine/pdfExtended/S2666-3791(21)00203-2

So these are people who likely would have died whatever infection came along (and mostly with conditions which they caused themselves)  – so why is the healthy population being terrorized over this:  https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/exclusive-cdc-covid-19-hospitalization-data-challenges-biden-administration-cdc-histrionics/

Just terrible when even our members of parliament are denied free speech: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/pauline-hanson-censored-on-sydney-radio-what-pauline-is-saying-is-not-government-approved.html

30/07/2021: “Fire thunderstorms during Australia’s Black Summer released as much energy as about 2,000 Hiroshima-sized nuclear explosions” – another version of the ‘nuclear winter’ theory of the 1980s:  https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/saved-by-a-pyroclastic-winter-man-made-mega-wildfires-cause-climate-cooling/

29/07/2021: Frankly if the guy who invented MRNA vaccines is against them that would be enough for me: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/inventor-mrna-vaccine-covid-vaccines-make-virus-dangerous/

29/07/2021: Good Question: Would you like a volcanic rock that's actually the exploded brain of an ancient Roman? https://notthebee.com/article/would-you-like-a-volcanic-rock-thats-actually-the-exploded-brain-of-an-ancient-roman-cult-member

29/07/2021: The Ice Age Cometh – something different to worry about: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/27/new-study-finds-east-and-west-antarctica-have-profoundly-cooled-by-2-8c-and-1-68c-since-1979/

Leading climate scientist Dr Willie Soon predicts global cooling: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/28/dr-willie-soon-predicts-global-cooling-slams-politicised-science/

Look what’s happening to renewables in Germany – they just don’t work: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/the-not-so-clean-green-future-germany-uses-20-less-wind-and-38-more-coal/

29/07/2021: Farage’s success with GB News shows there is a demand for such a news service in Australia – no surprise to all of us who have to out up with the leftist pap we are force fed here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/nigel-farage-back-bang-beats-sky-news-uk/

29/07/2021: Fair Point Craig Kelly – Cut all politicians and senior bureaucrats pay to $750 per week, but why stop when the lockdown ends? Have they shown they are even worth that much? I don’t think so: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/cut-all-politicians-senior-bureaucrats-pay-to-750-per-week.html

Weaponising fear to destroy freedom – this is all that they have been doing: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/28/david-bidstrup-guest-post-psychological-manipulation-and-the-greatest-medical-screwup-in-history/

Over the top cops: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/melbournes-great-wall-of-police.html

28/07/2021: Michael Crichton: “What makes you think human beings are sentient and aware? There's no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told-and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The characteristic human trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare.”

28/07/2021: Is there any hope for our political future - How do we get around the current dreadful ‘choice’ where the Liberal Party has now been ‘fifth columned’ by the Left yet the Left are the font of just about everything which is evil. Sanjeev just may have a solution: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/25/three-options-for-political-change/ The Lib/Dems seem to be moving to take this slot: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/27/youre-gonna-need-a-bigger-vote/

28/07/2021: The PCR test apparently can’t distinguish between Covid and normal flu which almost certainly means that large numbers who have allegedly died from Covid actually died from (complications of) seasonal flu, which probably explains why overall death rates did not go up much in 2020. We have had cheap effective prevention (Vitamin D and Zinc particularly) and inexpensive treatments including Ivomectin, Hydroxychloroquine, Zinc, antibiotics etc for well over a year now which reduce the illness and death toll by over 90%. Some also work with flu. You just have to expect that life is never completely safe, that some people (and I included myself in this from the start) may or will die each year and that there is nothing that can sensibly be done economically or in terms of human freedom to prevent it. At the outset Morrison needed to close the borders (in 2019 – I advocated this then) and employ an offshore island with an international airport (Christmas, Hayman etc) as an effective closed quarantine to allow the essential ingress and egress of people. Governments have ‘played with’ this ineffectively for over 18 months now. They have been unbelievably inept (which may be the normal state of affairs I suspect). It is long since time citizens had their freedoms and their livelihoods returned to them. We simply cannot go on like this forever. https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/us-cdc-advice-on-withdrawal-of-covid-pcr-test-accreditation-it-cant-differentiate-between-covid-and-.html

BTW: By the end of 2019 we had upped our daily doses of Vitamin D and Zinc. We had supplies in hand of Hydroxychlroquine, Ivomec, antibiotics and anti-virals (Tamiflu) sufficient for the whole family and Della (my wife) had sewn face masks for the whole family – and we were wearing them. This was before any government in the world had done anything. I rest my case. In addition we were the first to be vaccinated months ago.

We can now also see that Covid hospitalization figures have ben rigged: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/27/confirmed-covid-hospitalisation-figures-are-being-rigged/ OR http://www.finnsheep.com/Steve's%20Blog.htm

More scarey things about the covid vaccine we have already had, but I would not recommend it for a child or particularly to a young woman. Better to rely on your natural immunity or develop your own by having a mild case of the disease and using the cheap medicines avilable to treat it: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/dr-charles-hoffe-issues-vaccine-warning/

Vaccination really does seem to have worked in the UK at least: https://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2021/07/your-defense-against-panic.html

27/07/2021: Great future movie in this news item - Man rescued after days-long battle with grizzly bear at Alaska shack: https://globalnews.ca/news/8051769/alaska-grizzly-bear-attack-rescue/?utm_medium=Facebook&utm_source=GlobalEdmonton&fbclid=IwAR0tOj88sFno7BNPRZOQ7c_CYVz5oWgU6i5DD_qr6ESAHhMhI4FtNRmDcck

27/07/2021: “A traffic jam is a collision between free enterprise and socialism. Free enterprise produces automobiles faster than socialism can build roads and road capacity.”

27/07/2021: This is so great: Jordan Peterson's Critique of the ‘Communist Manifesto’:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_MXSE3wUT4

27/07/2021: Jo is right – every outbreak we have had has been due to poor border security: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/get-serious-about-borders-the-biggest-failure-in-nsw-was-letting-one-limo-driver-get-infected/

And about that PCR Test: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/26/the-counter-position-for-why-people-do-not-want-to-take-the-vaccination-shot/

The other victims of the pandemic: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/unimaginable-heartbreak-for-mel-so-so-sorry-for-you-loss-and-ours.html

Meanwhile anti lockdown protests soar across the world: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/thousands-join-anti-lockdown-protests-australia-amid-new-restrictions

26/07/2021: Exciting archaeological discoveries in England: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61859

26/07/2021: Life Competencies – some really important thoughts here. I think I would put ‘Handyman Skills’ and ‘Natural History’ much closer to the top of the list: http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/36590-Life-Competencies-vs.-Talent-Stacks.html

26/07/2021: ‘Useful’ things they might ‘accidentally’ also inject into you along with a vaccine – once again ‘many thanks’ to Bill Gates: https://moonbattery.com/injecting-data-along-with-vaccine/

26/07/2021: It is always government which takes away our liberties. They are never a font of nor a defence of them. We have always thought that such liberties were worth fighting and dying for - that has not changed. The government has invented a spurious excuse for taking them away. Not every country has done this. Some which have not have just as good a record 'protecting' the public against the current minor disease threat as those which have, and without destroying their economies, but both beg the question that we faced much greater disease threats in the past (including worse flus) without any such curtailment of our liberties. The ongoing threats to our freedoms from our current governments have never been greater. I applaud those heroes who are rising up against this tyranny: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/25/by-this-country-he-means-australia/

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In other news, could we be wearing masks at the wrong end: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/25/claim-covid-19-spread-by-flatulence/

25/07/2021: The new Lamborghini – at least they have not gone electric. It’s got a naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine that roars: https://www.the-sun.com/tech/3341535/lamborghini-huracan-evo-spyder-alexa-tested-interior-tech/

25/07/2021: A self-balancing motorcycle. Astonishing: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/nifty-innovation-in-motorcycles/

25/07/2021: How Propaganda works NB The man did not punch the horse: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/24/nsw-propaganda/

25/07/2021: Extreme over-egging of climate disasters - The Great Barrier Reef has more coral growing on it than ever recorded: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/great-barrier-reef-has-more-coral-growing-on-it-than-ever-recorded/

25/07/2021: A Fascinating Article – Can Physics Explain Consciousness: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg25033420-600-can-physics-explain-consciousness-and-does-it-create-reality/

24/07/2021: A triumph of non-violence: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/file-this-under-genius-acts-of-non-violent-persuasion.html

24/07/2021: Today’s Darwing Award: Stephen Pile ‘The Book of Heroic Failures’ (1979) would love this one: “First-time jumper Yecenia Morales, 25, and her unnamed boyfriend had traveled to the Amagá viaduct — a popular bungee spot … The two lovebirds were reportedly the 90th jumpers of the day when they approached the platform. Things went wrong after the operators signaled Morales’ beau — who was ahead of her in line — to take the plunge. But, apparently thinking the cue was meant for her, the young lawyer leaped off the bridge without an attached safety cord and plummeted about 164 feet to the valley below” PS This should happen to more lawyers: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/columbian-woman-dies-shocking-bungee-jump-mishap-video/

24/07/2021: We need another Hercules. His mammoth task of cleaning out the Augean Stables is so much greater today. Who could possibly rid us of all the bullshit which abounds in the body politic today?

24/07/2021: We should recollect the fate of the Melians as China begins to beat its war drums. A profoundly important essay. I liked this sentiment in it, “Freedom is worth any price.”: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2021/07-08/chinas-threats-to-taiwan-and-the-world/

23/07/2021: Meanwhile the vaccine deaths cover-up begins – truth is certainly the first casualty anyway: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/cdc-quietly-deletes-6000-covid-vaccine-deaths-cdc-website-total-one-day-caught-internet-sleuths-video/

23/07/2021: Why ibex are not extinct: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/nature-is-awesome-2/

23/07/2021: Another reason to hate men – if you didn’t have enough: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/men-worse-for-climate-change-than-women-so-if-enough-transition-will-that-stop-the-floods/

23/07/2021: Law and Order has become completely dysfunctional in SA – in reality a canary in the coalmine alerting us to the decline of the West. “The SA (Police Service) PS is notorious for its inefficiency and corruption.” As is also commonplace elsewhere eg in Vic where they are busy as revenue collectors, instruments of state violence, to protect and support the grievance industry prominently in family disputes & etc – and the more woke they become the worse they are. It is not as if they actually prevent any crime either. The best that can be said is that they are second-rate ‘cleaners’ after the event. If people still had the freedom to carry small arms for personal protection there would be very much less crime. So many freedoms lost, and so many more rapidly disappearing: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/south-africa-5-police-officers-arrested-connection-ghastly-crucifixion-murder-brendin-horner/

23/07/2021: Covidanity – our new state religion. I love it: https://spectator.com.au/2021/07/covidanity-australias-new-state-religion/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MDS%20%2020210723%20%20SG&utm_content=MDS%20%2020210723%20%20SG+CID_5ff6e8493a418bf52142efa2ab33527d&utm_source=CampaignMonitor_Australia&utm_term=Covidanity%20Australias%20new%20state%20religion

If there is going to be a prize for ‘Chief Fascist’ Kerry Chant will be a leading contender as she exhorts us to talk to no-one (in the name of the new religion). How did such no-entities who (in a sane world) could not get a job  shoveling s---t upon a Bombay lugger’ get to be in charge of us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0TgQi3ZxGU

We are doomed: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/us-army-band-in-the-time-of-biden.html 

Are you more likely to die from the “vaccine” or from Covid? https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/22/are-you-more-likely-to-die-from-the-vaccine-or-from-covid/

Meanwhile, Bravo Greg Hunt: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/22/aussie-health-minister-goes-off-script-with-ivermectin-treatment-for-covid-19/

22/07/2021: Good on you Dolly. You are such a honey: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/dolly-parton-recreates-1978-playboy-cover-photo-for-husbands-birthday/

22/07/2021: ‘Lackadaisical’ is such a lovey old English word.. Ah, ‘lack-a’day!’ seems to sum the whole phenomenon up so much better to me. Those old folks had such a knack with a turn of phrase. It is so much better than the whole industry (including even large government departments)  of victimhood  and grievance posturing which seems to be what has replaced it.

22/07/2021: How do people even find time to get bored: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/boredom-mental-health-disconnected/2021/07/16/c367cd30-9d6a-11eb-9d05-ae06f4529ece_story.html?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

22/07/2021: Battle of Wake Island: A little known but heroic battle in 1941during WW2. The film made about it ‘Wake Island’ (1942) is also worth watching https://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Wake-Island You can watch the film on Pirate Bay or the film trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTJBo7I02Eo  https://ok.ru/video/3037788178944 It is surprisingly good.

22/07/2021: The Liberals are caving to the Left with all their greenie bullshit. Stand up and be a man, Scottie. Frankly, Bring Back Tony. It is time for conservatives of the world to unite against the growing menace to our freedoms, way of life and economy which such nonsense represents: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/some-painful-home-truths-about-the-corrupted-liberal-national-party-machine.html

21/07/2021: Hurry. Time to order your virtue signaling game. The Virtue Signal game is still in stock but the Deplorables game says it is now out: https://shop.stonk.solutions/?ref=twz9biplvq

21/07/2021: The lovely Jacinda outrages Kiwis farmers and tradies with a ban on their utes. Get ready people this nightmare is coming to you soon unless you ‘man up’ now and discover your inner conservative: https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/ute-tax-farmers-and-tradies-outraged-in-new-zealand/news-story/07678da7a16c3201d72455df4663a1a0

21/07/2021: Perhaps the dreadful regime in Iran is on its last legs – lots of protesters dead, but remember how the Shah once fell so quickly and from such a great height: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/protests-iran-spread-tehran-biden-admin-negotiates-killers/

21/07/2021: While the West troubles itself with vital issues such as suitable pronouns Communist China terrifyingly actually threatens Japan with nuclear annihilation: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/wwiii-ccp-threatens-nuke-japan-full-scale-war-intervene-taiwan-will-no-peace-talks-video/

21/07/2021: Floods (extreme weather events) were much worse when the world was colder during the Little Ice Age we are now (still) coming out of: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/a-world-protected-by-windmills-in-1717-christmas-floods-in-germany-killed-14000/

20/07/2021: These scenes in London of police brutality in response to (quite understandable) protests against ‘covid tyranny’ are just awful. Meanwhile in the US Fauci wants to compel pre-schoolers (3 year olds) to wear (ineffective) masks even if they have been vaccinated: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/police-beat-protesters-arrest-11-massive-freedom-day-demonstration-london-lockdowns-looming/

 20/07/2021: How a heroic (though perhaps trans-gender) pigeon saved the day in WW1: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61820

20/07/2021: Heinlein’s ‘Crazy Years: Woman having sex with a car wins top prize at Cannes Film Festival: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/woman-having-sex-with-a-car-wins-top-prize-at-cannes-film-festival/

20/07/2021: Just in case you didn’t know where the current Covid outbreak is coming from. There is a slight problem with South-West Sydney (and it will only get bigger): https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/abc-wants-you-to-know-its-not-demonising-minorities-photo-of-opera-house-on-story-about-south-wester.html Mind you the police and news media treatment of the removalists and their families is just dreadful: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/19/was-refugee-mother-left-to-die-as-nsw-police-media-and-health-minister-raved-on-unctuously-about-social-responsibility/

19/07/2021: Big Government Nightmare – a $100,000 fine for your tyres touching your front lawn: https://moonbattery.com/100000-ticket-for-parking-on-her-own-property/

19/07/2021: Today’s Newspoll has Labor at 53% Libs at 47% - so much for showing leadership Scotty! I suspect the results are more from folk taking a ‘plague on both your houses’ view of politics though. I certainly do: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/18/scotty-from-surrendering/

19/07/2021:

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19/07/2021: One picture is worth a thousand words. Hard to imagine how these past floods occurred without ‘climate change: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/the-climate-change-floods-in-europe-before-climate-change.html

It is rather like John Daly’s picture of sea level during Ross’s expedition to Antarctica in the early C19th (showing low tide higher than it is today): http://www.john-daly.com/

18/07/2021: Great News – Hubble is Back: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/07/hubble-back-famed-space-telescope-has-new-lease-life-after-computer-swap-appears-fix

18/07/2021: In Praise of Forestry – an important article: https://saltbushclub.com/2021/07/16/save-the-forests/#more-1920

18/07/2021: Afghanistan descends once more into death and disaster. Get set for ISIS #2: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/video-taliban-commence-summary-executions-for-our-afghan-partners-lest-we-forget.html

(cont.) The Taliban begin to execute the Hazaras: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/taliban-execution-graphic/

18/07/2021: There are now allegedly (CDC figures though) more vaccine deaths in the US for the second week in a row than from covid itself - which is concerning. Meanwhile in France Macron causes huge demonstrations by mandating (this experimental) vaccination of he entire population: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/second-week-row-covid-19-vaccination-deaths-covid-19-deaths-us-according-cdc-vaers-websites/

Meanwhile a huge class action agaist the covid fraud begins. This includes alarming and disturbing news about the PCR test used to ‘diagnose’ it: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/17/covid-19-fraud-class-action-begins/

17/07/2021: The high price of pure filth: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61764

17/07/2021: And you think the government should have the guns: “At Waco, was there really an urgency to get those people out of the compound at that particular time? Was the press going to make it look heroic for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms? At Ruby Ridge, there was one guy in a cabin at the top of the mountain. Was it necessary for federal agents to go up there and shoot a 14-year-old in the back and shoot a woman with a child in her arms? What kind of mentality does that?” Clint Eastwood

17/07/2021: Just plain crazy: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9773475/Bug-experts-seeking-new-destructive-gypsy-moths.html

16/07/2021: Just love cryptozoology – shades of Bernard Heuvelmans here: https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-antarctica/pterodactyl-0014884?fbclid=IwAR2H23-6GW7fU6NVrQ-7jzQyDxGHD_kOJeAF9-RNK08zyCEk-nOKRFKB8eM

16/07/2021: The US Surgeon General delivers a speech today (ex cathedra) where he says the government is the source of all truth (having demonstrably lied and back tracked about the virus several times in the last year) and that othr voices should be shut down/censored. Meanwhile the majority believe that the media is the enemy of the public: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/58-percent-of-americans-say-the-media-are-the-enemy-of-the-people/

16/07/2021: (Tens of) Thousands of duplicated (fake) ballots in Arizona (Margin 10,000) found (during Senate hearing there today). There is likely to be a re-election in Arizona. This is going to overturn the 2020 election result: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/we-found-thousands-of-duplicated-ballots-with-missing-serial-numbers-in-maricopa/ & https://www.theepochtimes.com/maricopa-county-auditors-seek-ballot-envelope-images-splunk-logs-after-discovering-discrepancies_3903611.html & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/breaking-arizona-state-senator-demands-biden-electors-recalled-arizona-new-election-held-following-thursdays-stunning-revelations-audit-presser/

This gives an indication of just how unpopular the Democrats are: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/stacey-abrams-loses-badly-in-georgia/

16/07/2021: Another view of South Africa – one I agree with actually, “If you want to know the future of the West, look to South Africa, where the demographics liberals aspire to produce in America and Europe are already in place and their political objectives have been achieved. The white oppressors who built the country out of wilderness are now effectively slaves to blacks who immigrated from other parts of Africa, in accordance with racial justice. Now it remains only for the oppressed to finish looting and burning what others worked to create… If South Africa follows former Breadbasket of Africa Zimbabwe into basket case status, Western countries will provide just enough food to keep the half-starved population exploding. Reducing a prosperous country to hell on earth is a small price to pay for the eradication of white privilege.” https://moonbattery.com/south-africa-at-the-end-of-the-rainbow-nation/

15/07/2021: Wonnangatta Murders 23.8: The beat-up to beat all beat-ups: https://rangestrader.mailcommunity.com.au/news/2021-07-12/button-man-horror-to-hit-screens/?fbclid=IwAR0ercBL3yAis29in9RkJUjJlCv2sJy59p2rxddw8eAH4Va6h3KuCBbFUzk & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/button-man-the-movie-recreates-high-country-enigma/news-story/67f924b747dc33f0fd12dff7d72d7352

15/07/2021: The Cerne Giant (and its 12 metre phallus) brought down to size by a tiny snail: https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/cerne-abbas-giant/

15/07/2021: God is not in your side George; probably never was: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/mural-honoring-george-floyd-toledo-ohio-destroyed-lightning-strike/

15/07/2021: Malcolm Roberts is right about the tyranny implicit in making vaccination compulsory – the loss of and attack on our freedoms is undoubtedly the worst aspect of this ‘pandemic response’ scam: https://www.malcolmrobertsqld.com.au/everything-wrong-with-the-governments-response-to-covid19/

When the first victim is the truth. Consider this report: More vaccine deaths last week than COVID-19 deaths: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/14/but-give-us-the-facts-first/

I see the French are certainly against it: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/libert%C3%A9.html

15/07/2021: The Freedom Phone – this could be part of the solution: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/conservatives-fight-back-big-tech-new-freedom-phone/

Trump’s new social media platform Gettr could be another: https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trump-social-media-twitter/2021/07/01/id/1027171/

14/07/2021: Magic Fairy Flying Butterfly Toys. Pretty neat: https://www.amazon.com.au/Butterfly-Powered-Surprise-Playing-Decoration/dp/B08B12L5HJ

14/07/2021: The other side to the ‘stolen generations’ myth – if you have to buy a copy of the Herald Sun to read it, do: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt/andrew-bolt-other-side-to-the-stolen-generations-story/news-story/393c4c888b4ccf6ee3900583e1f09592

14/07/2021: Oh, This would be so great. You can live in hope: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/22590/will-president-trump-return-bigly/

Trump will certainly return to the White House in 2024 – if not long before: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/trump-wallops-gop-competition-cpac-straw-poll-nikki-haley-gets-1-mike-pence-gets-0/

13/07/2021: Wonnangatta Murders 23.7: Another beat-up full of cut and paste and false bits of information (eg location). The only ‘new’ fact: police are not going to continue searching there during winter. Duh! : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9778943/Police-halt-search-missing-campers-Russell-Hill-Carol-Clay.html 

13/07/2021: A startlingly important contradiction – heat waves occur when and only when the ‘greenhouse effect’ is lowest ie when the skies are clear. Remember 99% of the greenhouse effect is water vapor: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/12/the-truth-about-heat-waves/

13/07/2021: Krudd attempts to return from the dead with his story about how it was he who ‘saved’ us from Covid https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/junkee-on-the-money-about-the-weirdo-that-is-rudd.html but Pfizer are not having a bar of it: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/pfizer-says-story-about-rudd-leaked-by-rudd-to-glorify-rudd-is-bullshit-heres-pfizers-statement.html

13/07/2021: Bigger Bombs Than Lebanon - You have seen photos of those electric cars burning, so what happens when the new energy storage batteries go up: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/big-batteries-could-be-bigger-bombs-than-beirut-fertilizer/

Electric Car Cemetery, France. How much do you think a new battery costs? BTW: For those who want to back up their grid electricity with battery storage, you can buy a ‘dead’ electric car battery for this purpose for a couple of hundred bucks. There are any number of DIY instructables on how to do this.

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12/07/2021: My Octopus Teacher: If you haven’t yet seen this enchanting documentary you are in for a wonderful treat. Available on Netflix and PirateBay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7SVpp_QO3Q

12/07/2021: So the push is on to end ‘piece rates’. Farmers (etc) will have to pay people by the hour, not for the amount of work they do. I have always thought the hourly rate idea was dreadfully unfair. The piece rate allowed me to earn double what someone else did all my life because I would work harder. Personally I don’t think anyone should be paid except for the quantity and value of their work – except maybe ‘sheltered workshops’ and the like which are a form of welfare established to give people a certain sense of ‘worth’ who were (quite frankly) otherwise pretty much ‘worthless’. Now we have a ‘normal’ situation where the highest paid (eg the head of Australia Post & etc) are in fact the most ‘worthless’ –  a complete inversion of value.

12/07/2021: 1 million dead children every year can’t be wrong! No. The greens are wrong and the world needs to 6,000 products and abundant energy from hydrocarbons: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/09/what-is-good-for-the-climate-geese-is-not-good-for-the-ganders/

11/07/2021: Remembering Alexander Pope (1688-1744) An Essay on Man  (entire thing here)

KNOW then thyself, presume not God to scan;
The proper study of mankind is man.
Plac’d on this isthmus of a middle state,
A being darkly wise, and rudely great:
With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, ⁠
With too much weakness for the stoic’s pride,
He hangs between; in doubt to act, or rest,
In doubt to deem himself a God, or beast;
In doubt his mind or body to prefer,
Born but to die, and reas’ning but to err.

11/07/2021: Meanwhile Branson will the first of the billionaire’s going into space tomorrow: https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/07/09/richard-branson-virgin-galactic-flight-space/1121625768487/

11/07/2021: What Reagan said of the Democrats: "I didn't leave them; they left me." Is true for most of us of the Labor party – and the Left generally. I’m sure Curtin, Chiffley, Caldwell and Hawke must be spinning in their graves at what is being promoted now – and what has been discarded. Andrew Sullivan is onto it, “I’d argue, the sudden, rapid, stunning shift in the belief system of the American elites. It has sent the whole society into a profound cultural dislocation. It is, in essence, an ongoing moral panic against the specter of “white supremacy,” which is now bizarrely regarded as an accurate description of the largest, freest, most successful multiracial democracy in human history.” I am nowhere near as Left as he, and now align somewhere to the ‘right’ of the Liberal/National Parties actually, but this is not because I have moved, it is because they all have. What they espouse today is nowhere near the ‘liberalism’ of the past. It is nowhere even near the ‘socialism’ of the past. As I said, Chiffley would not recognize his Labor Party and would have been a vociferous enemy of it! Think on that. Imagine for example a Liberal Prime Minister (such as we have) who has presided over such a sweeping destruction of our economy and our freedoms – all for nothing. Even if 5,000 lives had been saved (questionable at best), in the past we would have agreed that we needed to spend tens of thousands of lives defending our freedoms – as we did in the two World Wars, for example: https://andrewsullivan.substack.com/p/what-happened-to-you-e5f?utm_source=pocket_mylist

11/07/2021: Maybe Austria is about to start what I reported Finland had yesterday? Surely if you are going to be blamed for ‘racist reporting’ every time some thugs rape and murder young women, you might as well shoot the bastards down like dogs and be accused of being red-necks, populist bastards or etc? Whatever, so long as creeps like this are worm meat: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/13-year-old-austrian-girl-gang-raped-and-murdered-by-afghan-asylum-seekers-photo/

10/07/2021: The slime moulds are out - at least that's what I think they are. Or maybe they are a kind of coal fungi – who knows? Millions of things have never been classified. There are some really enchanting life-forms out there in the woods though , aren't there? Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/10/slime-mould-beauty/

10/07/2021: The Debris Hut: A simple debris hut is not such a trial to construct and you should at least give it a go. It is a skill which also may save you one day. Anyway if you ever find yourself in such a stressful situation you will be much more relaxed if you already have the confidence to be able to do such things as make a simple shelter and light a fire in trying circumstances. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/10/the-debris-hut/

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10/07/2021: Birds can smell after all. They can certainly target some clues pretty quickly. Around here for example kookaburras are enormously attuned to burning off and chain-sawing. I have nearly had my hat knocked off by a kookie numerous time who swooped in while I was chain-sawing even though they normally keep their distance: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/07/textbooks-say-most-birds-cant-smell-scientists-are-proving-them-wrong

10/07/2021: This sounds like a good idea. Can we start doing it too: https://www.helsinkitimes.fi/finland/news-in-brief/19562-supreme-court-rules-to-deport-somali-man-who-was-born-and-raised-in-finland.html

10/07/2021: Sound advice, “If Ms Fox doesn’t want her son teased at school, she should stop sending him there in a dress. She is the one making his life miserable, not his schoolmates.” https://moonbattery.com/megan-fox-sends-son-to-school-in-dress/

09/07/2021: The beginning of the end for sex: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-06-dish-mouse-crafted-stem-cells.html

09/07/2021: The Ridd case is interesting – and may see the whole environmental movement overturned. (You can only hope): https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/06/james-cook-university-the-truth-is-coming-out/

09/07/2021: This is the sort of morality which made Jeff Bezos the world’s richest man: https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/mom-fights-to-ban-child-sex-dolls-after-daughters-likeness-was-used-for-one/2287435/

08/07/2021: Benny Hill Socialism (1989): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLdZtU-RhPI&t=21s

08/07/2021: “While busy beaches and packed parks might seem like a risk, there hasn't been a single case of outdoor transmission since the pandemic began”: https://twitter.com/9NewsSyd/status/1412340635814739970?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1412340635814739970%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcitizenfreepress.com%2Fbreaking%2Fnot-a-single-case-of-outdoor-transmission%2F

Further to that, “The average age of COVID-19 deaths in Australia is 85 years – above the age of life expectancy.” https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/07/fear-being-weaponised/

08/07/2021: The Arizona (Maricopa County) audit result will be out soon (and moves to perform audits in Pennsylvania, Georgia & etc are now afoot too) but the scale of the fraud is clearly enormous. Remember that 105% of registered voters turned up to vote in Arizona in 2020 (both impossible and ridiculously up from the historic highest of 68%). Some other thoughts here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/high-level-results-2020-election-maricopa-county-never-added/

07/07/2021: Yes, let’s destroy Red China: https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2021/06/red-china-may-be-paper-tiger.html

07/07/2021: How Mexico reversed the death toll: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/mexico-uses-ivermectin/ using a cheap drug that Andrews has banned here.

07/07/2021: 4 million people a year die (basically) because they don’t have coal fired electricity. In a similar way vast amounts of environmental destruction (eg deforestation, species loss, erosion etc) also result from this lack. Just join the dots: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/06/death-by-indoor-air-pollution-the-ugly-face-of-fossil-fuel-poverty/

06/07/2021: Ornithological fridge magnets: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheAmishHipster

06/07/2021: Remembering the B-36 ‘Peacemaker’: https://www.avgeekery.com/flight-last-b-36-peacemaker/

06/07/2021: A Reminder https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/live-not-lies-warning-america-aleksandr-solzhenitsyns-words-ring-true-independence-day-ever/ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s famous essay Live Not By Lies’ brought down the Soviet Union, “the simplest, the most accessible key to our liberation: a personal nonparticipation in lies! Even if all is covered by lies, even if all is under their rule, let us resist in the smallest way: Let their rule hold not through me! And this is the way to break out of the imaginary encirclement of our inertness, the easiest way for us and the most devastating for the lies. For when people renounce lies, lies simply cease to exist. Like parasites, they can only survive when attached to a person.”

05/07/2021: So ocean plastic is only 1% of what we were previously told – but it’s still a massive problem in a way that lying is not: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2014/06/ninety-nine-percent-oceans-plastic-missing

05/07/2021: Independence Day: On Saturday Joe Biden traveled to Antrim County Michigan. About 30 people turned out to see him. President Trump traveled to Sarasota, Florida. Over 45,000 came out to see him in a rainstorm and another 375,000 watched his live speech on RSBN Rumble: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/07/must-see-compare-contrast-candidate-won-2020-election-independence-day-edition/ Who do you think really won the election? https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/07/president-trump-in-florida.html

05/07/2021: Ivermectin is the magic bullet. Let’s get any of the vulnerable who aren’t vaccinated jabbed this week, buy a few drums of Ivomec and open up completely to the world next week: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/07/04/expert-advice-everywhere/ Just a reminder that I recommended this medicine back on 03/04/2020. BTW Hydroxychloroquine has been know to be effective against such viruses since at least 2005! See my post 28/03/2030.

04/07/2021: I suspect Starlink will eat the NBN: https://interestingengineering.com/elon-musk-announced-starlink-global-five-weeks

04/07/2021: The current ‘global warming’ pause is now 7 years long. It is worth reflecting that the longest pause lasted all the way from 1850 to 1930: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/03/el-nino-and-the-lengthening-new-pause-now-6-years-10-months/ It is also worth noting the real cause of El Ninos (and thus of ‘global; warming’) ie sub-sea volcanoes.

Notice how ice cores show CO2 rising steadily since the C18th – likely a natural phenomenon: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/07/02/greenland-ice-core-co2-during-the-past-1000-years/

04/07/2021: This will soon be the new (mandated) method of eating: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/dont-be-this-person/

03/07/2021: The Great Ocean Walk: My friend Chris has just (02-07-2021) finished walking the Great Ocean Walk in South-West Victoria from Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apostles (Port Campbell). You could view this as the beginning of the Great Southern Walk which stretches a further 250 km to Nelson. (I suspect you could begin at Geelong and walk all the way through to Nelson).

He completed the (recommended) 8 day trip in four days. He is neither particularly young nor superman so this gives you a pretty fair idea of how long you may want to allow for the trip. Six days might be a pleasant amble! He went in midwinter and pretty much had the track to himself. Midwinter weather is often fine, so if you enjoy a measure of solitude this might be a good time to plan for. There are plenty of (official) campsites along the way and no doubt other places where you might unofficially camp. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/03/the-great-ocean-walk/

03/07/2021: Is there such a thing as peak woke: https://moonbattery.com/moonbat-exorcism-for-lumber-at-home-depot/

03/07/2021: Handy for couch potatoes to know - 5-minute breathing workout lowers blood pressure as much as exercise, drugs: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-06-minute-workout-lowers-blood-pressure.html 

03/07/2021: This is Real News: Mike Lindell has proved the 2020 election was stolen (25 million fake votes!) by the Communist Party of China: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/22443/mike-lindell-wins-big-against-dominion/

02/07/2021: Ultralight Hot Water Bottle: For winter camping warmth. This inspired idea comes from the amazing Tim Tinker, a source of so many wonderful winter warmth ideas, particularly ultralight tent stoves. See for example Mostly Perspiration. You can read all about the idea here. The entire set-up weighs around 67 grams and keeps your sleeping bag toasty warm (in the snow!) for up to 12 hours! Genius!

Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/07/02/ultralight-hot-water-bottle/

02/07/2021: The Human Species: “The ‘Out of Africa’ narrative of circa 2000 presented our own lineage as a superhuman race, the apotheosis of human evolution. The telos of two million years of encephalization, as human brains got bigger and bigger. The latest results do not fit easily into our old hero narrative. Neanderthals win the contest for largest human brains. And ‘Dragon Man’ turns out to have had a very large brain too, in line with modern cranial capacities. All human lineages were getting bigger-brained over the last few million years, not just the lineage that led up to us. . . . Today on our planet there is just one human species, but this is an exceptional moment. For most of the past few million years there were many human species. . . . Our planet was very different 100,000 years ago, and if we could survey that time, we would be astounded by the human diversity across its surface. To enumerate what little we know with certainty, there were at a minimum: modern humans, Neanderthals, at least three to four varieties of Denisovans, and two pygmy Homo populations in Southeast Asia. Likely there were still remnant Homo erectus in Southeast Asia as well, and other diverged lineages within Africa, and a new Homo in Nesher Ramla, Israel, in the Middle East with affinities to Neanderthals.”https://razib.substack.com/p/here-be-humans

02/07/2021: This expose of why the WHO opposed Ivermectin is astonishing. A Must Read. The world is a crookeder place than you ever thought it could be: https://trialsitenews.com/conflict-of-interest-in-who-recommendation-against-ivermectin/?s=04&fbclid=IwAR2MtWGbLHJ69oNvr52UX_Ls9k-7bR48Wvo4gwDtT8YOVSte6VyzdI98v54

02/07/2021: Climate alarmists will beat up anything. When you have a barbecue in your back yard no doubt people die from the heat – or food poisoning if you are a  lousy cook anyway! But there is no doubting this (as I posted back on 29/06) the world’s temperature has been steadily falling (back to an Ice Age – we are in an inter-glacial) for the last 8,000 years. Nothing we have done or will do has influenced that one iota, but we should always prepare for the worst – and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/07/freak-weather-heat-domes-cold-snaps-all-grist-for-the-global-witchdoctors/

01/07/2021: Richer than Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos: https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-europe/varna-man-002798?fbclid=IwAR0UpYL20UavZDTjLDmUL_GZPvstfm_h-tvA9GAkPKmTMgY77sJKeiYDKLM

01/07/2021: Heinlein’s Crazy Years… Mum says she’s ‘so proud’ because her ’15-year-old transgender son is going through menopause.’ https://notthebee.com/article/mom-says-shes-so-proud-of-transgender-son-going-through-menopause

01/07/2021: Stop persecuting Zachary Rolfe. Ask yourself who would not shoot dead a mad dog (with a string of convictions to his name) who had just stabbed both you and your fellow officer? Frankly I think we could save a lot of money (and police) if police were granted an open season on such creatures who waste 99% of police time, account for 99% of crime and loss from crime and represent less than 1% of the population. ‘Three strikes and you’re out’ seems about right to me. The first offence say a few hundred lashes, the second removal of a significant body part (without anaesthesia) – I think the left testicle is just about right, the third time a quick bullet to the brain – recycle for valuable body parts. I do not give ‘mad dogs’ who attack my sheep even the first two chances. Neither should we: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/zachary-rolfe-was-cop-charged-with-being-white/news-story/85aafc94435a4f8f62190b6126b2e601

01/07/2021: We are in a mess we may never get out of. China has won World War 3 without firing a single shot – except Covid: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/30/forget-the-virus-we-should-be-panicked-by-productivity-lost/

30/06/2021: Follow the science: ‘Deadly’ Delta variant registers a 99.9+% recovery rate: https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/follow-the-science-deadly-delta-variant-registers-a-99.9-recovery-rate This happened with the 1919 swine flu epidemic (which killed 30 million) too. It is normal.

30/06/2021: The evil that men do to each other - I am by now on about my fifth apocalypse yet life seems to go on for me with scarcely a ripple: https://spectator.org/overpopulation-population-control/

30/06/2021: I see the government now admits that we will have deficits for at least another 40 years (due to their crazed response to a slightly more dangerous seasonal flu, ie covid) – as I warned (towards the end of 2019) before they began this manic behaviour. Back then I said, “Please don’t waste any (public) money trying to save me” (I am among the most ‘at risk’ group, ie the elderly). Instead they have wasted many billions per capita ‘saving’ (each of) me and my like, but they have also failed miserably. Those who were going to die, died anyway (Oh No!) of something else instead. Nigards! As might be expected if you are ancient, immune compromised, ‘on your last legs’ so to speak. The savings of those who survived have been completely destroyed. The economy has been destroyed. Yes it has. Talk it up as they may want to do. The value of practically everything has been destroyed (as the prices rose). Think houses for example. Inflation has hardly yet begun to bite, but it will. It has already priced a generation out of home ownership. Our future options to deal with anything really serious (think defence, energy shortages) are now zilch. The next 2-3 generations will still be paying for this folly when I am long dead (likely of something else anyway). Where’s the gain? And in the meantime all our precious freedoms have been trashed and abolished for all time! All the major parties were complicit in this – as communism triumphed over us without a shot being fired! Just like the Shah’s great army really - remember that?

30/06/2021: Holier than Thou Conservation. More National Parks for green public servants to mismanage? I don’t think so. Since at least the time of the original (crown land) surveys of this country vast areas were set aside as ‘crown land’ or ‘reserves’ in ‘perpetuity’. It is within these vast areas that modern ‘conservationists’ imagine they find ‘rare’ ‘endangered’ creatures, plants etc. Is that any wonder? It is what they were always set aside for and what they have been managed for (with mixed use) for 200 years? Clearly there was nothing (particularly) wrong with the ‘management’ system of the previous (mixed use) if such things have been ‘protected’ thereby for ~200 years! Indeed if you hold to the old adage that ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’ then the previous management’ was superior to the era of ‘national parks’ management which has seen such widespread destruction of these areas whilst simultaneously excluding our ‘enjoyment’ (ie use) of them. I would see an end to National and Sate Parks and a return to the previous system of state forests with mixed use including long cycle timber harvesting, (some) mining, (some) grazing, widespread hunting, camping and recreation generally and (some) development eg of accommodation facilities, shelter huts, walking trails etc. BTW: Jesus knew well the trappings that a holier-than-thou attitude would have on a person, exemplifying this in His memorable parable, “The Pharisee and the Tax Collector,” in Luke 18:10-14. In the parable, a Pharisee and a tax collector went to the temple to pray one day, with the Pharisee going first: “God, I thank You that I am not like other men — extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all I possess.” When it was the tax collector’s time to speak, he didn’t look up but beat his chest and said, “God, be merciful to me a sinner!” The parable ends with Jesus saying the man who humbles himself would be exalted by God while the man who exalts himself would be humbled by God. I gleefully await the ‘humbling’ of the ‘holier than thou’ conservationists who visit on us ever increasing restrictions, not to mention environmental disasters!

30/06/2021: Men can do everything better than women – including being women: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/transgender-boygirl-crowned-miss-nevada-not-a-joke/

 

29/06/2021: Transgenderism! No, it’s not OK. Example 1: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/the-sad-state-of-ireland/ Example 2: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/nzs-female-olympic-weightlifter.html

 

Related: A disastrous ‘experiment’ - You just can’t make a man into a woman or vice versa: https://quillette.com/2021/06/18/when-sons-become-daughters-its-time-to-admit-that-reflexive-affirmation-has-been-a-mistake/

 

How truly crazy can it all get to be: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/the-practising-midwife-practising-what-precisely.html

29/06/2021: Just look at the real disasters which occurred as world temperature dropped (by 4C) over the last 8.000 years (yet the commies/loonies are always warning us of the dangers of ‘global warming’): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/24/how-to-compare-today-to-the-past/

And their ‘climate models’ are just plain wrong: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/24/climate-models-worse-than-nothing/ Yet the ‘climate lockdowns’ are definitely coming. Brace yourself: https://moonbattery.com/climate-lockdowns-are-coming-2/

29/06/2021: UK: Why most people who now die from Covid have been vaccinated: “Consider the hypothetical world where absolutely everyone had received a less than perfect vaccine. Although the death rate would be low, everyone who died would have been fully vaccinated.No-one said the vaccine would be 100% safe but no disease is 100% safe either. The risk of death and ill-effects from a disease are always orders of magnitude greater than the risk of vaccination. That is the whole point in prevention: https://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/commentisfree/2021/jun/27/why-most-people-who-now-die-with-covid-have-been-vaccinated Nonetheless the saying, ‘Prevention is better than cure’ should not ignore cure either. Ivomec, hydroxychloroquine and other proven treatments should be readily available (not banned as in Victoria). Mind you, this is also an interesting point: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/28/hoxploitation-vaccination-nudgers-seize-on-shindig-numbers/

28/06/2021: Life on a River: I know Huck had the mighty Mississippi and Mark Twain to extol its virtues but the scale of that is just too vast for me. Instead I reckon one could spend much of one’s life just exploring a small river such as the Tyers, Tanjil, Latrobe, Thomson or Wonnagatta in Gippsland. I know I have but I have still only barely touched on their beauty and wonder.

We took the afternoon ff from our (fallen) tree clean-up activities to have a pleasant drive featuring parts of the Tyers River catchment and lunch at the Erica Hotel (recommended). The Moondarra dam was still overflowing nicely as in the post Moondarra Maelstrom. It should be even more spectacular after some more rain next weekend and early the week after that.  Take a look.

You turn at the Moondarra dam turn-off on the Moe-Erica Rd. It is only about 5 km on a tar road to this bridge. If you go another 300 metres to the beginning of the Wirilda Walking Track you can walk down about half a kilometre to look up ate this spectacular waterfall. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/06/27/life-on-a-river/

28/06/2021: A Complete List of Survival Documentaries – maybe this will help: https://www.shtfblog.com/complete-list-of-survival-documentaries/?fbclid=IwAR0mlGruBUzxbjQ2jeBLJlV8eK4BCTo4Y8BlN70vOC1M_xhpZfs9SEIA7Jo

28/06/2021: As the Delta death toll soars to zero the draconian response really ramps up! Has it also occurred to you that the quickest way for everyone (else – the elderly are after all already protected) to acquire immunity is to encourage the virus to rage, by mandating virus sleepover parties kissing competitions and the like?

28/06/2021: What happens when your currency collapses? Remember just yesterday when this happened in Venezuela? Now it is happening in Lebanon. Inflation in the USA has hit 12% pa. Soon this will happen here too. Already the value of our A$ has plummeted from where it was a handful of years ago. https://spectatorworld.com/topic/happens-currency-collapses-lebanon/

27/06/2021: Preliminary results of the Arizona audit will be out Monday (US time) and will show a huge discrepancy between the number of paper ballots and the number of electronic ballots. For just this one county (Maricopa) it will be tens of thousands out in a state which supposedly had a margin of perhaps ten thousand. This revelation alone will fairly quickly unwind the fake election results all over America though the full audit will show much worse malfeasance. First the Arizona Representatives and Senators will be replaced – and the Electoral College members. Meanwhile Trump is once again holding large rallies: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/president-trump-speaks-wellington-oh-7-pm-et-live-stream-video-38000-watching-2-hrs-event/

27/06/2021: “A woman is an adult human female (not an identity or feeling),” and that trans women are “biological males [who] choose to live as a woman, or believe they actually are women.” These are statements that almost every person knows to be true, but which have become unfashionable to say out loud in highly progressive subcultures.” https://quillette.com/2021/06/24/standing-up-to-the-gender-ideologues-a-quillette-editorial/ On the other hand some people seem to think you can be naked with a penis in front of children and still be a woman: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/female-customer-freaks-sees-biological-male-walking-around-penis-around-children-la-womens-day-spa-spa-defends-naked-man-video/ Some people are nuts.

27/06/2021: London is through with lockdowns. (Perhaps we can regain our freedoms after all: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/26/covid-and-the-forces-of-spontaneous-disorder/ ): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/massive-london-protests-lockdowns-enough-enough/

26/06/2021: Beware Parallel Arguments. If you go far down this route you will soon be eating Irish babies (a la Swift): https://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2021/06/my-body-my-rights.html

26/06/2021: Someone (at least) is trying to stop the mad mullahs in Iran: https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/06/attack-damages-irans-nuclear-centrifuge-manufacturing-facility/

26/06/2021: The Night Watch Uncroppedwish I had some of the scraps: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61640

25/06/2021: -81C. Ten degrees below normal in June. A lot more to be done to fix ‘global warming’ then: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/minus-81-celcius-last-week-in-antarctica/ That’s almost 4C below the freezing point of CO2 (at sea level): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/23/global-warming-scott-base-antarctica-endures-115f-cold-enough-to-freeze-co2/

25/06/2021: Vaccine Woes: Now let me get this right. Our Federal Government destroyed the economy and created a trillion dollar debt over a head cold which might have killed a small number of geriatrics who are by now already dead from something else instead, while at the same time either actively opposing or banning cheap safe treatments which would have been at least as effective against the virus (as the vaccines are likely to be). They ordered more than enough of the Oxford (Astra-Zenica – BTW what Della and I have had two of) to inoculate more than the entire population (doses which actually exist now) but they are banning its use because of a rare (treatable) blood clotting risk 1/666,000 people ie 27 people altogether in the 18 million people who have not yet been vaccinated even though the risk of blindness, heart failure and death from the MRNA vaccines are even worse than this, and no doubt so is the virus itself! Who is actually in charge up there people? Canberra (and Spring St and City Hall) should be demolished and all its inhabitants sent out to do real work such as fruit-picking, shearing etc.

25/06/2021: Some of our beloved (millions of) ‘public servants’ at work – how many others serve the CCP? None of them ever served us, that’s sure. Let’s begin to get rid of them eg at 10% per year until either they are all gone or we are down to the number we actually need: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/csiro-australian-unis-in-with-wuhan-lab-too-and-forgot-to-mention-it-for-18-months/

24/06/2021: Public Servants: Living in straw houses they spend their time detecting and papering over holes in the walls. These are the folk who were too stupid and too lazy to leave school at 15 and get a job and a life. Now we allow them to dominate out lives (over 2 million of them. Seriously. Nearly enough so the average family could each have one as a butler!) We must urgently divest ourselves of Government. That is the most pressing issue of our time.

24/06/2021: 20 Years of heroic sacrifice in Afghanistan for this (During which period we have imported how many hundreds of thousands of like Fifth Columnists.): https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/afghan-national-army-abandon-posts-and-hand-capital-of-uruzgan-province-to-taliban-handshakes-all-ro.html

24/06/2021: “He balances a line of M&Ms on his erect penis and takes photographs of it.” Unfit to be President: https://nypost.com/2021/06/22/did-joe-inadvertently-pay-for-hunter-bidens-wild-night-at-chateau-marmont/

23/06/2021: Keeping Clean on the Trail: I have written various posts about this over time but the issue remains important and the ‘solutions’ not known by everyone. Of course it is much more vital on a longer trip. If you are an ultralight hiker by now you will have discovered that it is not that hard to keep your skin out weight below around 5 kg including perhaps even the means to hunt and fish (eg a Pack Rifle and ultralight fishing kit) to supplement your food supply and so keep you going even longer (and including important survival gear such as rope, a Sat Phone and a Sat Messenger as well as a reasonably comprehensive First Aid Kit).

I usually carry a bit under 500 grams per day in food and fuel, so adding 5 kg to the above total will give me at least an enjoyable ten day trip at approx 10 kg (22 lbs) not counting water. Most healthy people could easily start out with 10 kg more than that, so a 30 day trip is easy enough – anyway when you are young! If you are going where fish and game are plentiful (and you have the skill to take them) then you can easily shorten your rations to 250 grams per day and supplement with fresh-caught game of various sorts, so that a 60 day unsupplied trip is not exceptional, but there will be no bathrooms or laundromats along the way so you must needs shift.

If you can’t keep yourself and your clothes clean you risk a variety of problems so you should give some thought to how it is best done. I guess if you are only out of doors in the warmer months then it is fairly easy just to bathe in the rivers and streams, to wash your clothes whilst you do so and to let them dry on your body as you walk along. I confess I have used this strategy for many years even in cooler weather (say 13C days and 0C nights) though now I am over seventy I do find my courage is waning as I come to the cold daily plunge into an icy winter stream. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/06/22/keeping-clean-on-the-trail/

23/06/2021: The World's tallest tree: who would have believed that this 154 metre mountain ash felled at Healesville in 1872 was 40 metres taller than the largest Californian redwood ever recorded: http://baddevelopers.nfshost.com/Docs/talltrees.htm

 

23/06/2021: 1001 Reasons why you should doubt ‘the consensus’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/22/why-the-claimed-97-consensus-is-meaningless/

 

23/06/2021: Oh Yes:

“1 Identify a respected institution

2. Kill it.

3. Gut it.

4 Wear its carcass as a skin-suit while demanding respect.” David Burge, Iowahawk.

 

22/06/2021: How do I have two medical degrees if I am oppressed? https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/21/is-this-cultural-appropriation/

 

22/06/2021: Good advice: How Not to fall Off a Ladder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n28tYo5T1Po&t=486s

 

22/06/2021: Testing Bullet Resistant Glass – here’s some advice: Don’t argue with a 12 gauge: https://www.theboxotruth.com/the-box-o-truth-6-ballistic-resistant-glass-gets-tested/

 

21/06/2021: Frankly it looks to me as in TubiTV has more to offer than Netflix – and it appears to be  free: https://tubitv.com/home

21/06/2021: 3 Years Younger in Just 8 Weeks – time to give it a go: https://www.studyfinds.org/aging-reversed-biological-age-3-years-younger-8-weeks/

21/06/2021: From Gallipoli to Uruzgan – we send our fine young people to fight for freedom in s---holes like this, but for what? https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/captive-population-of-afghanistans-uruzgan-province-celebrate-return-of-the-taliban-tragedy.html  Should be considered together with: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/06/18/is-it-racist-to-confront-a-suicide-bomber/

 

20/06/2021: Welcome to Pluto: https://www.space.com/pluto-fully-illuminated-observation-suggests-active-surface?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=space.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialflow&fbclid=IwAR1I3L8X0YDoU2LY2SbewDwwxsW3kSKmkgeEs-a1j1UHZ-cPEgnEv8dTRz4

 

20/06/2021: Answering the Important Questions: Are bidets really better for the planet than toilet paper? https://www.popsci.com/environment/bidets-vs-toilet-paper/

 

20/06/2021: The Great Buster (2018): This is the best film I have seen in years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX0MWzWNMNc

 

19/06/2021: “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country." JFK Inaugural address. The Old Left and the New Left are seriously different creatures. Remember how the Soviets expended millions of their citizens eradicating the Nazi scourge for example? The new left are all draft dodgers and ‘pacifists’ though their keyboard warrior bullying and fascist control agendas somewhat belie it. The Old Left built power stations. Maybe you remember Yevteshenko’s famous poem, ‘The Bratsk Power Station’? I can remember enjoying drinking bouts with him back in the 60s. Now they want to just tear them down and replace them with the Swiftean ‘ideology’ of ‘extracting sunbeams from cucumbers’ or some such nonsense. The Old Left believed in the betterment of mankind. The New Left want mankind exterminated as a scourge on the planet! Mind you they are also pretty noisy about crying out to mummy (or the State etc) for help the moment the going gets tough – instead of standing on their own two feet, or employing advanced preparedness - something they are definitely not good at. Of course the problems that they are crying out to have ‘solved’ are the very ones they created with their green nightmares in the first place. The destructiveness of the storms we have been experiencing (just like the fires of not so very long ago) were all caused by their idiotic demands for a new land (mis) management system. All the trees down over power lines fences, roads etc which are at present a gargantuan feat to remove (I know I have some) are only there because they insisted they not be removed (or allowed to grow in inappropriate places) back when it was safe and easy to remove/prevent them. Now so many of them are whingeing because they do not have electricity (when just yesterday they forced the closure of Hazelwood) and demanding recompense (from the rest of us) who installed our own back-up generators ages ago when it became obvious the grid would collapse just because of their green dreams. It is not mankind (or covid –another of their ideas) which are a plague, but the Left itself. It must be fought with our last breath and defeated.

19/06/2021: Of course it was a Chinese bio-weapon, but now there is proof. But there’s more. Our own ‘higher education industry’ is mostly just a Fifth Column for the CPC. Who would have guessed? Now there’s something we can do without. After all, there is a shortage of shearers, fruit pickers and labourers generally: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/rumor-top-chinese-secret-service-man-defected-says-covid-was-military-bioweapon/

19/06/2021: There is good news in the UK – I am still holding my breath for something like this to happen here too: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/people-abandoning-bbc-propaganda-for-new-uk-channel-gb-news/

18/06/2021: 1500th Post: Quite a milestone. Who would have thought six years ago that I would have written so much – well over a million words on this blog and nearly 45,000 photos apparently! I’m sure this would have been more than a life’s achievement for many people, though for me it has been a hobby, one which has perhaps taken too much of my time away from more important jobs – but I hope you have enjoyed it so far. Judging by the considerable feedback I have had, I gather most people have, so I will try to keep it up.

Every hundred posts or so I have summarised the highlights of the previous hundred or so –  which tradition I will continue here. It has taken me a little over a year to write the last 100 posts; a bit of a slow year, the covid year, and I have only spent a bit over a couple of weeks sleeping on the ground during it instead of my more normal more than a month – but next year may be better. We will hope so though I know that most people my age are astonished that we ever sleep on the ground. Worse luck to them, I say. Of course I don’t always post about every camping trip – only if I have something new to say. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/06/18/1500th-post/

18/06/2021: The Good news that you don’t hear is that the Barrier Reef (corals generally) and most everything else was doing fine during the dinosaur era when CO2 was 20,000 ppm (50 times today’s miserly <400ppm): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/15/good-news-for-australias-barrier-reef-youll-likely-not-hear-about-in-the-media/

 

18/06/2021: Masks provide a warm, moist environment for bacteria to grow: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/17/lab-analysis-of-face-masks/

 

18/06/2021: Well done China. If it’s good enough for you who produce all the slave labor useless panels and windmills, surely we can follow suit? After all we have plenty of coal still: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/china-suddenly-puts-brakes-on-climate-action-and-solar-subsidies/

17/06/2021: $50 No Spoil Sheep Hay Feeder: The big round bales are definitely the most economic source of hay but there is much wastage if they are not feeding enthusiastically so this is the way around that problem:

I cut a 2.4 metre (8′) piece of concrete reinforcing mesh (about 6 mm or 1/4″ steel diameter and in 8″ or 20 cm squares) in half with the angle grinder or the bolt cutters – whatever is to hand. They cost around $60 each for a 6 metre or 20′ length so this gives me two feeders. I overlap the squares one or two spaces depending whether feeding out silage (which is smaller in diameter) or hay and simply join them with lots of cable ties.

As soon as it rains they get stuck into it:

I source used pallets for free from behind local stores (asking first of course) to sit the bale on, then I cut down a 6′ diameter (if I can get it) beach umbrella to use as a roof and cable tie the ribs to the outside rim of the weldmesh feeder so that the hay does not spoil from rain if the sheep are not feeding very enthusiastically. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/06/17/50-no-spoil-sheep-hay-feeder/

17/06/2021: Droughts and Flooding Rains: Only a couple of days ago ‘Facebook Memories’ reminded me that on this day in 2012 (and again in 2013 – would you believe it?) we had more than a month of rain in a single day – a pretty good fall – but ‘Hughie’ excelled himself yesterday with 7.5 inches, nearly double that in a day, and another 3 the next day. Over 10″ or 250mm mostly within 24 hours.

About the same as an event we had a couple of years after we settled here (in 1993) when our gentle creek turned into a colossal monster, blew out all our dams and fences and deposited over half a metre of debris along the bottom of our property. (We had to replace the creek fence). Yesterday was much the same, though the dams and fences survived (though hardly unscathed) this time.

We have lots of work ahead of us to fix the damage but we are still ‘weathering the storm’ really. we have spent days beginning to chain saw fallen trees/branches off fences and repairing pumps and generators etc. We have had no electricity (out nearly a week – thank goodness for the generator we installed over summer!), patchy mobile phone coverage, no internet. Our radio reception here is internet based and our TV reception is never good. Of course there has been no mail – or visitors!

Just to add insult to injury we have had (main) generator problems (fixed this afternoon) and the main water pump decided to fuse (again fixed this afternoon) – so now we have both just had our first hot shower in two days (bliss!).

Fortunately we have a wood heater so we have been warm and the secondary generator has provided us with lighting and we have even been able to watch a (recorded) series on TV at night – so hardly a miserable time really. And, as always we have each other – what a blessing that is! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/06/17/droughts-and-flooding-rains/

17/06/2021: Sheep drench comes to the rescue again: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-06-potential-antiviral-compound-covid-flu.html I did a small trial on Fenbendazole and Levamisole recently to see if they would cure cancer in two sheep. The cancers were quite advanced so I ceased the experiment before the animals began to suffer and euthanised them instead. However the early result showed a rapid shrinkage of the tumors (50% in a week). I suspect if I knew the correct dosages and what chemicals helped (eg CBD) I might end up curing many cancers with simple cheap farm chemicals. Of course no (real) human trials will ever take place because there is no money for big pharma to make out of chemicals which are out of patent no matter how efficacious they may be.

17/06/2021: Put in an order for a heap of these safe mini nuclear power plants yesterday Scott. To begin, half a dozen to replace Hazelwood: https://newatlas.com/energy/seaborg-floating-nuclear-reactor-barge/

17/06/2021: The role of black hats within the deep state in taking down a President: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/what-really-happened-on-capitol-hill-on-jan-6/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/now-audio-proof-fbi-dhs-attempted-recruit-green-beret-infiltrate-oath-keepers-jan-6-riot-recorded/ & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/tucker-carlson-was-jan-6-capitol-siege-orchestrated-by-the-fbi/

16/06/2021: “What historians will definitely wonder about in future centuries is how deeply flawed logic, obscured by shrewd and unrelenting propaganda, actually enabled a coalition of powerful special interests to convince nearly everyone in the world that CO2 from human industry was a dangerous, planet-destroying toxin. It will be remembered as the greatest mass delusion in the history of the world – that CO2, the life of plants, was considered for a time to be a deadly poison.

Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century’s developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally averaged temperature increase of a few tenths of a degree, and, on the basis of gross exaggerations of highly uncertain computer projections combined into implausible chains of inference, proceeded to contemplate a roll-back of the industrial age.” Richard Lindzen, Prof atmospheric physicist MIT: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/climate-fears-stop-new-gas-plants-in-europe-then-cold-hits-and-they-go-back-to-coal/ Mind you the price of coal hardly reflects everyone deserting it: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/great-news-for-coal-rich-australia-our-living-standards-as-coal-price-hits-10-year-high.html

16/06/2021: Yes, let’s buy some US nuclear powered subs: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/defence/2021/06/the-solution-to-our-addled-submarine-program/

 

16/06/2021: What mother earth thinks of cars: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/mother-earth-just-swallowed-a-car-whole/

 

15/06/2021: No bats in Wuhan wet market but plenty in Wuhan virus lab – please add this to your memory of all the other lies we are being told by communist apparatchiks (about coal for example): https://moonbattery.com/smoking-bats-at-wuhan-institute-of-virology/ 

 

15/06/2021: Can you believe they just gave this woman a knighthood. Once desertion under fire was considered treason and a capital offence: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/former-victoria-police-commissioner-christine-nixon-made-an-officer-in-the-order-of-australia-ao.html

 

15/06/2021: Did you see all this maskless G7 elbow bumping. This was just the beginning of their nonsense. And these are the leaders of the free world? What hope is there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UVYOl2_v78

 

14/06/2021: Seeing through camouflage – training hunters need: https://www.sciencealert.com/people-can-be-trained-to-see-through-camouflage-and-it-works-better-than-we-thought

 

14/06/2021: How the Left overthrew Bibi – much the same thing has happened in NZ (where Ardern most definitely did not win a majority in the election) and elsewhere: https://www.jns.org/opinion/the-coup-against-benjamin-netanyahu/

 

14/06/2021: We need to declare war on the greens and the Left generally. They are still be greatest world menace: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/12/funding-alarmism-the-iron-triangle/

 

13/06/2021: Stay away from whales: https://nypost.com/2021/06/11/lobster-diver-swallowed-by-humpback-whale-near-cape-cod/

 

13/06/2021: Covid was an act of war by communist China against the West and particularly Donald Trump. At this stage they are still winning, but the fight-back has begun (in Arizona for example): https://pjmedia.com/uncategorized/paula-bolyard/2021/06/12/chinese-defector-n1454189

 

13/06/2021: This is beyond the limits of free speech: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/06/tragic-to-see-london-bobbies-escorting-facilitating-islamists-as-they-call-for-mass-murder-of-jews.html

 

11/06/2021: What will the Left decide to cancel next: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/leftist-loons-now-targeting-racist-bird-names/

 

11/06/2021: How many people have died from Covid because the Left don't like Donald Trump: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/hydroxychloroquine-a-year-later-3-times-higher-survival-rate-trump-was-right/

 

10/06/2021: Della: 24 hours without power now and flood damage to our creek and fencing, but we are nevertheless warm and comfortable, enjoying the benefits of our generator and wood fire. The flood damage will be restored with time and a bit of hard yakka and hopefully our power will be restored in a couple of days. Life has its ups and downs, but this is still our piece of paradise. Hope you are all faring as well as possible!

 

09/06/2021: Ray Bradbury wrote ‘Fahrenheit 451’ at the UCLA library, on typewriters that rented for 10c a half hour. He said he carried a sack full of dimes to the library and completed the book in nine days, at a cost of $9.80. Did he invent cancel culture? Remember this advice to Montag (how prescient) “Colored people don’t like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people don’t feel good about Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Burn it. Someone’s written a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are weeping? Burn the book. Serenity, Montag. Peace, Montag. Take your fight outside. Better yet, into the incinerator....“If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none...”

09/06/2021: Is Immigration a good thing – the Romans would beg to disagree. I think (while a small degree of flux is necessary and desirable) it is generally better to produce and raise your own people (just like food really, and many other things). It is important to be able to choose the quality of one’s population, something which we have overlooked for too long – especially as we allowed Marxist educators to do all that they can to destroy the young, their understanding of the importance of tradition, nation, family, marriage, commerce & etc. Sure, we may have pizzas and souvlakis and curry, but I suspect we just might have had those things without mass migration if we really needed them anyway. I still prefer roast lamb really: https://www.wsj.com/articles/open-immigration-was-a-disaster-for-rome-1518545514

09/06/2021: Could not agree more: rocks are endangered: “A rock can take millions of years to form, but it only takes a second for someone to skip a smooth pebble into a lake, and then it is gone.” Dr. Kaiser said. “Perhaps these thoughtless rock-skippers don’t care if they leave our planet completely devoid of rocks, but what about our children? Don’t they deserve the chance to hold a rock and toss it up and down a few times?” http://www.theonion.com/articles/geologists-we-may-be-slowly-running-out-of-rocks,17341/

 

08/06/2021: The Horrible History of Jones: GK Chesterton WAS marvelous. Recall this old favourite and how prescient it was: http://www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~mward/gkc/books/Jones.html

08/06/2021: Rare Earths – a Chinese hegemony you may not have heard about: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/01/the-chinese-minerals-hegemony-and-the-joy-of-regulation/ PS: As usual our Greens are the enemy within

08/06/2021: So maybe those UFOs aren’t hypersonic jets after all: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/if-a-smart-guy-on-youtube-can-explain-these-alien-videos-why-cant-the-department-of-defence/

08/06/2021: On the 77th anniversary of D-Day the last liberator of Auschwitz is dead at 98: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9658087/Last-surviving-soldier-involved-liberation-Auschwitz-dies.html

07/06/2021: The Wuhan lab origin story gets worse and worse: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/us-defence-sent-money-to-wuhan-lab-to-counter-weapons-of-mass-destruction-and-helped-create-one/

Clearly Fauci et al are mass murderers: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/07/we-are-now-looking-at-mass-murder-on-an-unfathomable-scale/

07/06/2021: Donald is looking good. Watch the 7 minute cut: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/06/donald-trump-in-north-carolina-today/

07/06/2021: Only one D-Day survivor present at 77th anniversary memorial: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/06/06/the-day-the-the-word-courage-came-alive-n1452448

06/06/2021: A Soldier Fights so That Others Might Live: ‘Where Saito had demanded that each of his men kill ten Americans, one dauntless American had killed more than 100 Japanese.’ https://www.theepochtimes.com/a-soldier-fights-so-that-others-might-live_3838314.html?utm_source=partner

06/06/2021: Does Billy Bunter make you feels safe? I thought we had hit the bottom with Christine Nixon, but maybe not: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/09/trade-union-chief-luke-billy-bunter-cornelius-explains-what-drives-him-hes-here-for-the-little-peopl.html

06/06/2021: This Chinese defector is why the virus narrative turned around so suddenly just lately: https://redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2021/06/04/exclusive-high-ranking-chinese-defector-has-direct-knowledge-of-several-chinese-special-weapons-programs-n391238

05/06/2021: Something new for the asexual to do: https://moonbattery.com/gender-affirmation-surgery-for-the-asexual/ Yes, we are largely men or women (thank goodness!) – those who ‘aren’t’ have always been rather sad cases best not pilloried but not pandered to either.

05/06/2021: Shrinkflation - this has been going on for some time: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/06/03/under-biden-brace-yourselves-for-shrinkflation-n1451993

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04/06/2021: Covid hysteria really is an alternative reality (brought to you by communist apparatchiks). Contrast the actual data from eg the Ruby Princess where a whole shipload of very elderly folk were (deliberately) exposed to the virus: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/06/02/have-these-people-never-heard-of-ivermectin/ NB Elderly people (such as me) die with great regularity anyway. This used to be known as ‘life’ (or ‘death’ - however you want to view it)

The greatest criminal (so far) of the C21st: The truth finally begins to emerge: Fauci lied about hydroxychloroquine – millions of lives could have been saved. He also lied about the virus (not) having ‘escaped’ from a Chinese lab which he helped set up: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/smoking-gun-fauci-lied-millions-died-fauci-informed-hydroxychloroquine-worked-lied-public-instead-despite-science-fauciemails/ Meanwhile Marxist dictators Merlino and Sutton have had us locked down for the fourth time over nothing, just more lies.

Hopefully the big push back against China (BTW Well done in NZ Scott) will be the beginning of the end for this vile regime. It is well past time it was gone and the Chinese people free at last: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/06/the-ccp-in-china-has-managed-to-alienate-nearly-the-whole-advanced-world/

04/06/2021: Where has all the global warming gone? We are back to where we were forty years ago with temperatures flatlining (or falling sharply) depending where on the graph you look) everywhere. Coldest in 140 years currently in Germany for example. All because so-called ‘climate scientists’ (almost all Marxist products of ‘liberal arts’ academies in reality got the feedbacks completely wrong. As I showed back on 29/05 there is actually no warming from CO2 or Methane (for over 400,000 years): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/06/02/the-new-pause-lengthens-by-another-2-months-to-6-years-2-months/

04/06/2021: The military will obviously invest heavily in/take over (Musk’s) Starship – who would not want a vehicle which can deliver 100 tonnes of cargo to any spot on earth within one hour?

03/06/2021: 102-year-old spends birthday morning walking up Hawke's Bay's Sugar Loaf Hill: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/125307685/102yearold-spends-birthday-morning-walking-up-hawkes-bays-sugar-loaf-hill?fbclid=IwAR1TZ1EMB-1MV-On6Aa1D7rsiiP_CaCxOdKVwUnON9v6MqnFW9wF9Y_Xg2A

03/06/2021: Before the end of 2021 Biden/Harris will be gone (likely to gaol) and Trump confirmed as President as a whole flurry of audits overturns the stolen election. The results from Arizona (which will be explosive) will be out within a couple of weeks. This will result in overturning the Arizona result, recalling two Senators and deleting the Democrats majority in the Senate. It will also overturn all the legislation they have passed since January. Interesting times: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/happening-now-pennsylvania-legislative-delegation-sits-arizona-lawmakers-discuss-election-integrity-replicating-audit/ Pennsylvania is on board (and Georgia). The result in Wisconsin has already been overturned. New Hampshire is also now in doubt. I doubt that Nevada, Michigan and Minnesota can hold out, but he only needs Arizona, Wisconsin, Georgia and Pennsylvania anyway. It will be interesting to see what he does with Pence.

Getting closer: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/06/breaking-huge-update-arizona-audit-director-ken-bennett-14-pallets-remaining-44-pallets-video/

03/06/2021: Remembering Robert Heinlein. I confess to having for long been a huge fan.: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/31/remembering-robert-a-heinlein/ Particularly prophetic I think were his ‘Crazy Years’ (happening about now) to wit "a gradual deterioration of mores, orientation and social institutions, terminating in mass psychoses in the sixth decade".

02/06/2021: Such an earth-like planet. Musk may be right to want to go there. Let’s hope Kim Stanley Robinson’s predictions of it terraformability in his Mars Trilogy come to pass: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/30/nasas-curiosity-rover-captures-shining-clouds-on-mars/

02/06/2021: At last a real chocolate frog: https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/31466/20210531/surprising-discovery-harry-potter-chocolate-frog-species-new-guinea-stuns.htm

02/06/2021: Guards Didn’t Notice Prisoner Beheading Cellmate, Wearing His Body Parts: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/guards-didnt-notice-prisoner-beheading-cellmate-wearing-his-body-parts/ Mind you I could recommend a number of other cell mates for him, Adrian Bayley for one!

02/06/2021: They would rather kill you than cure you. Donna Lafromboise: Doctors Shout from the Rooftops About COVID Miracle Drug. “Accomplished, experienced ICU doctors say Ivermectin can end the global pandemic. But health authorities don’t want to hear about it, and journalists won’t report it.” https://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2021/05/31/doctors-shout-from-the-rooftops-about-covid-miracle-drug/ We have had ours since February last year (and we already had a drum of sheep drench in the shed). Maybe time you got as script.

In addition: I think I would be avoiding the Mrna vaccines. Probably if I were much younger I would just rely on hydoxychloroquine and Ivomectin: https://uncoverdc.com/2021/05/31/vaccine-expert-warns-we-made-a-big-mistake/

01/06/2021: “Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the ease with which the many are governed by the few.” David Hume (1711-1776) Scottish philosopher, historian and economist, ‘First Principles of Government’.

01/06/2021: Just click on these WW2 photos to see the same places today, yet Kamala’s comment on Memorial Day (what we call Remembrance Day) was ‘enjoy the long weekend’: https://interactive.guim.co.uk/embed/2014/apr/image-opacity-slider-master/index.html?ww2-dday

01/06/2021: Once the news that Covid ought not to have killed anyone goes mainstream: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/05/its-the-biggest-medical-scandal-since-1850-even-the-us-president-had-to-be-treated-in-secret/ & https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/31/ivermectin-the-story-continues/ people will no doubt start to succeed in this huge legal case which seeks to have those responsible for the disastrous response to the disease charged with crimes against humanity:  https://richardsonpost.com/joe-hoft/22026/corona-fraud-lawsuit/

31/05/1453: The Day the World Ended (at least for the Roman Empire) -  but the beginning of the end of civilization itself as Islam swept in and murdered everybody (as they will): https://pjmedia.com/columns/robert-spencer/2021/05/29/today-is-the-anniversary-of-the-last-day-of-the-world-the-fall-of-constantinople-n1450751

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31/05/2021: This is what country Victoria would be doing if it could – what am I saying? All of country Australia would secede and form its own country if it could remove itself from being governed by big city Marxists: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/oregon-counties-join-movement-leave-state-become-part-idaho/

31/05/2021: Wonnangatta 23.6: A couple more ignorant reporters trying to beat something out of nothing –rehashing the most egregious rubbish and exposing thereby there complete ignorance of the bush: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/we-don-t-jump-at-ghosts-here-what-happened-in-wonnangatta-valley-20210520-p57tn5.html

31/05/2021: Why ‘science’ doesn’t work, ‘the finest candlemakers in the world could not come up with electric lights’ (NB Allan Savory has done more good in the world than another 100 scientists – BTW We sare building more and more paddocks): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Savory) : https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/on-science.html

31/05/2021: Sounds of Nepal: We were lucky enough to hike the EBC in November 2019 before Covid locked us all away from the world. We expected to have returned for other adventures before now and still hope to do so later this year or maybe next year.

When Della was in Namche she bought this yak bell as a ‘souvenir’ something which would make the place ‘come again’ which can only work if you carried it from there in your pack – which she did (the not so ultralight hiker).

Of course in the absence of yaks it fails to ring out around our hills as the bells did in Nepal, and whilst I guess we could tie it around the neck of one of our sheep they may not appreciate it – preferring as they do to go au naturelle. I have been wondering how I could make it sound for Della, and today in between working on tractor implements I have a device which works quite well – in Tyvek of course!

Naturally this is a prototype and will be further refined in silnylon. The bell itself has started to rust so it will need to be treated with something to preserve it – however I thought you  might like to hear the wind gently blow the striker and ring the bell. It sounds very like the yak trains which I have added below as well for comparison. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/30/sounds-of-nepal/

30/05/2021: The wisdom in this is startling: The Pitfalls of Relying on ‘Lived Experience’ to Resolve Debates over Public Policy: https://reason.com/volokh/2021/05/26/pitfalls-of-relying-on-lived-experience-to-resolve-debates-over-public-policy/

30/05/2021: If something as slow and obvious as a giant tortoise can be out there what else is yet to be discovered: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2021/05/27/galapagos-giant-tortoise-discovery-extinct/9421622129838/

30/05/2021: When communists run things: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/one-of-these-states-is-not-like-the-others.html

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29/05/2021: Ominous, Read this and weep: In 1958 Communists Had 45 Goals to Take Over the U.S./Australia Without Firing a Shot. Here Are the Ones They've Already Achieved: https://pjmedia.com/uncategorized/kevindowneyjr/2021/05/27/communists-have-45-goals-to-take-over-the-u-s-without-firing-a-shot-here-are-the-shocking-goals-they-have-already-achieved-n1450032

Communist goals 1963: http://www.ecjones.org/1963_Communist_Goals.pdf

Who do you think is ultimately responsible for the epidemic  of fatherlessness and the breakdown of marriage in our society? “Communism abolishes eternal truths,” Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto (1848). “It abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis.” And further,Abolish the family!… The bourgeois family will vanish as a matter of course when its complement vanishes, and both will vanish with the vanishing of capital…. The bourgeois clap-trap about the family and education, about the hallowed co-relation of parent and child, becomes all the more disgusting, the more, by the action of Modern Industry, all family ties among the proletarians are torn asunder, and their children transformed into simple articles of commerce and instruments of labour.”

29/05/2021: (To the school strikers) Well said Alan Jones, “You’re selfish, badly educated, virtue-signaling little turds inspired by the adults around you who crave a feeling of having a noble cause while they indulge themselves in Western luxury and unprecedented quality of life…wake up, grow up, and shut up until you’re sure of the facts before protesting.” https://joannenova.com.au/2021/05/a-message-for-the-school-strikers-get-serious-and-tell-your-teachers-to-switch-off-the-air-con/

29/05/2021: The scientific evidence is in: For 423,000 years, there is no warming effect from C02 or methane. Now can we please get back on with our lives: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/27/the-temperature-co2-climate-connection-an-epistemological-reappraisal-of-ice-core-messages/

28/05/2021: The Importance of Landmarks: I meant to add a bit (to ‘Ultralight Hiking #102’) – actually quite a bit – about identifying and using ‘landmarks’. A ‘sense of direction’ needs to be learned and cultivated. I have spent so much of my life deep in the bush it seems to be almost unconscious to me, but it can be learned.

It is as important as just always keeping in mind the position of the sun. (I guess people may not be in the habit of doing this). And identifying the overall direction of ‘down’ – what I call ‘the lie of the land’.

As regards the last, so many times eg some novice hunter I have taken out has called me on the radio to say something like this, ‘I am at a/the creek but I don’t know which way to go’ ie to get back to the car etc. My first question is always ‘which direction is the water flowing?’ (eg from the right or the left when you are facing towards the sun).

From this simple piece of information I am instantly able to orient the misplaced hiker/hunter in my mind to the overall topography and sun position, then say something like, ‘OK, turn around so your back is to the stream (and the sun), then walk straight up the ridge which will be in front of you.’ It is always easier to walk up a ridge to arrive at a given point than to walk down one (as they tend to split going downwards).

You just can’t walk so very far in a single day as to get a long way off course. It really should be quite obvious to you at all times during the day almost exactly where your point of origin and destination are. If it is not, practice till it is! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/27/the-importance-of-landmarks/

28/05/2021: A new biography of Thomas Sowell – if you are not familiar with this important intellectual now is the time to begin to be: https://newcriterion.com/issues/2021/6/the-triumph-of-thomas-sowell

28/05/2021: Hindenburg (and Callide) show some of the pitfalls of the hydrogen economy: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61450

28/05/2021: Facebook turns about face on one item of ‘fake news’ – seems the commies were responsible for the plague after all. How about they just give up on trying to suppress free speech: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/zuckerberg-caves-facebook-takes-the-giant-suck-on-the-wuhan-virus/

27/05/2021: Wonnangatta 23.5: Andrew Rule should be ashamed of himself. He is just inventing news here. Sightings of a vehicle >50 km away. Really! At least he has finally realized (what I did at the outset) that it is fantastically difficult to lug a dead body far (I know, behind a pay wall) : https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/missing-wonnangatta-campers-dam-camera-may-explain-carol-clay-russel-hill-disappearance/news-story/4f9d2428d3148f5604d223d20d2f1bcd

27/05/2021: These are the kinds of people the Left would have our young emulate: Che Guevara: “The U.S. is the great enemy of mankind! Against those hyenas there is no option but extermination! If the nuclear missiles had remained (in Cuba) we would have fired them against the heart of the U.S. including New York City!”

27/05/2021: A Triumph for Free Speech – hope this lead is followed everywhere. I am so sick of Facebook’s ‘Big Brother’ attitude: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/05/florida-governor-stops-silicon-valley-tech-giants-biased-silencing/

27/05/2021: China says ‘weak’ Australia would be first hit in a war over Taiwan: https://au.news.yahoo.com/too-weak-china-condemns-australias-provocative-move-085209619.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9jYXRhbGxheHlmaWxlcy5jb20v&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAADqiztgZzCDMQMfjccuBEjry4gVKf7ZMvB5KxmXWxVaok8TrXeGCgKDDPXdalHN_6NC9Hg8wcLRYo18kCFAghESDW7egK8HSvlUqyuzsgxWo6CslcgfmO7_l9PNoOdqI5FYcnHUq8IUZIKtcoHmrdyT4ocodkqjtDmU3IMiDOb1K

27/05/2021: Ultralight Hiking #102: First you figure out how to get your pack weight down to a sensible level say <5 kg skin out including your pack, mat sleeping bag, sat phone, sat messenger, shelter, first aid, cookset, clothes, pack rifle, ultralight fishing kit & etc – and hopefully you are able to do this without breaking the budget, ie for under $1,000 all up (sat phones etc are expensive but vital – how much is your life worth?) . You will find many suggestions, budget and DIY ideas on this page to help with those issues.

Then you must figure out how to ration your food and fuel (for less than 500 grams but over 2,000 calories per day) so that you can comfortably undertake say a ten day (unsupplied) hike beginning with a total pack weight of <10 kg (22 lbs). This is also not so hard. Some food ideas here.

I hope that you will have first learned a few things about bush survival and navigation before you go too far though, and that you continue to learn bushcraft skills which will enable you to live off the land and to provide yourself with water, food, warmth and shelter in any eventuality. These eventualities do arrive with alarming regularity. Thousands of people (needlessly) lose their lives every year in the backcountry for the lack of them! Don’t let it be you. As I earlier said, ‘How much is your life worth?’ read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/26/ultralight-hiking-102/

 26/05/2021: Happy Sixth Birthday Ultralight Hiker: Lately I have been working on a new website and Facebook page for my dad Steve's incredible Hiking Blog "The Ultralight Hiker". If you or someone you know is interested in hiking, canoeing, camping, hunting etc in Gippsland, Australia and New Zealand you might like to take a look or spread the word. The content has been years in the making so you will find hundreds of posts on everything from places to go, the best light weight equipment, inspiring explorers, wildlife and more. Visit: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/ for more! Thank you. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/26/happy-sixth-birthday-ultralight-hiker/

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26/05/2021: Virgin Galactic’s third seamless space flight. Space tourism is just on the horizon: https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6255578974001

26/05/2021: This is what happens when we lose coal-fired baseload power. We need to begin building new ones urgently: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/lose-a-coal-fired-baseload-power-station-and-heres-the-result.html

26/05/2021: Farewell Bill Shakespeare II: Just hope we aren’t all to soon follow him (given that this vaccine has only ‘emergency authorisation’ – meaning it has not been proven ‘safe’): https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/first-man-in-world-to-receive-covid-vaccine-is-dead/ And further: Given that the only real ‘at risk’ group was elderly folks (like me = and as I said at the outset, don’t bother on account of me) but also with additional risk factors (particularly obesity, respiratory conditions etc) and that now all such folks can have been vaccinated (if they want to be) why o’ why are we continuing to worry about this virus and impose draconian restrictions to so-called ‘control it? If I and my cohort die, well so what? We were soon to be out of here anyway. If the vaccine has dire side effects it won’t matter much if we are the only group to be given it. There is no justification though for forcing it on the young who were largely immune from the ill effects of the virus anyway especially if it emerges (as it well might) that the vaccine itself might turn out to have worse effects. The results of the vaccine against Marek’s disease in chickens should sound a grim warning: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/25/david-bidstrup-guest-post-its-easier-for-them-to-put-you-in-chains-if-you-dont-struggle/

25/05/2021: What a great lady she is ('I did but see her passing by'): https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/24/her-majesty-returns-to-work/

25/05/2021: Can you believe Bob Dylan turns 80 today. Life just goes zip: https://americandigest.org/noted-in-passing-bob-dylan-turns-80/

25/05/2021: Here comes inflation: Reality will return suddenly and with a vengeance. Then watch property prices crash and lots of folks go under: https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/aussie-mortgages-could-see-56-per-cent-increase-if-us-inflation-scenario-plays-out/news-story/3fd0a28d5177b4f4853f142aa7bc0b0c

24/05/2021: When Paddington attacks: https://nypost.com/2021/05/21/alaska-man-survives-horrific-bear-attack-while-on-the-job/

24/05/2021: Scott can win an election where he promises to bring back coal-fired power stations: https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6255577809001

24/05/2021: Will ‘the meek inherit the earth’ as Jesus thought, or is genetics a little different? Some interesting thoughts – especially the point about fireflies: https://assistantvillageidiot.blogspot.com/2021/05/we-marry-for-unseen-reasons.html

23/05/2021: 0-60 mph in 1.1 seconds. Just add time machine: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-roadster-1-sec-0-60-mph-confirmed-elon-musk/

23/05/2021: Are the Russians (or the Chinese) building UFOs after all: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/21/ufos-go-mainstream-pentagon-preparing-a-report-for-congress-ignoring-the-obvious/

23/05/2021: Nobel Prize winner: Mass COVID vaccination an ‘unacceptable mistake’ that is ‘creating the variants’. It would be a disaster if we are creating a parallel situation to that with Marek’s disease in chickens: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/nobel-prize-winner-mass-covid-vaccination-an-unacceptable-mistake-that-is-creating-the-variants See my post 19/05/2021: Scott may be right to keep us locked up after all.

22/05/2021: New technology makes tumor eliminate itself: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-05-technology-tumor.html

22/05/2021: At Last: Holding Islamic State Terrorists Accountable for the Yazidi Genocide in Iraq: https://strategypage.com/on_point/202105199528.aspx

22/05/2021: Our Everlasting Government Debt: We now owe a trillion dollars! This is why I said the Covid response was a disaster. We have spent tens of billions of dollars for every (purported) life saved, but as the average age of the lives saved was approx 85 years, this decision was totally unbelievable! The Budget reveals (https://budget.gov.au/2021-22/content/overview.htm) Gross Debt 2021 = $963 billion rising to $1199 billion in 2024. Interest on that at just 2% = $24 billion. Note in 2021 Defence gets 5.8% of 588.7 billion = $34.1 billion. To pay that debt off in 100 years (ie an additional $10 billion per year off the Principal) we would be spending the equivalent of that Defence budget allocation every year for the next century. To pay a trillion of debt off in any meaningful time frame (say 10 years) would require $24 billion of interest payments and $100 billion in Principal repayments (ie nearly 25% of the budget). We are now Greece, and all for nothing! See Also:  https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/20/value-added-and-public-spending/ &https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/21/completing-my-short-course-in-economics/ &https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/20/david-bidstrup-guest-post-everlasting-debt/

21/05/2021: Wonnangatta #23.4– more and more improbable stuff:  https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/new-hunting-theory-emerges-in-wonnangatta-missing-campers-mystery/news-story/8fe3620fa8ea6298f8389c47e65ca08d & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts-victoria/deadline-wonnangatta-missing-campers-russell-hill-carol-clay-mystery-deepens/news-story/b3e9ea4b60868a2108d101281408f5dd (same story) PS: I know there is a paywall – just more invented speculation about hunters, etc though. Such demonising of ‘rogue’ hunters is well-nigh indefensible (without evidence). The Wonnangatta is a renowned legal hunting area so it would be perfectly normal to find evidence of such activities there. To go the step further and claim that Russell and Carol were (likely) the victims of rogue hunters is a step too far. First of all it would have had to be spotlighters (night-time). It would need to have been two people in a car as a single shooter would have seen that the target was not a deer by the time he had stopped the car and got his gun out the window. The same is not true for his passenger though. However such an (illegal) accidental shooting would then have had to be compounded by deliberately shooting the second person as a witness to the first (accidental) shooting. This stretches credibility far too much, especially as the (innocent) driver would have been implicated in the murder too (especially by the removal of the bodies) and would likely (instead) come forward rather than go to gaol. Far more likely that this was a deliberate planned murder.

21/05/2021: “The love of hunting is almost a physiological characteristic. A man may not care for golf and still be human, but the man who does not like to see, hunt, photograph, or otherwise outwit birds and animals is hardly normal. He is supercivilised, and I for one do not know how to deal with him. Babes do not tremble when they are shown a golf ball, but I should not like to own the boy whose hair does not lift his hat when he sees his first deer”  Aldo Leopold 1887-1948

21/05/2021: Top Headline: Paltrow's Vagina-Scented Candle Explodes, Scaring Texas Man, Impressing Neighbors: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2021/05/19/paltrows-vagina-scented-candle-explodes-scaring-texas-man-impressing-neighbors-n1448067

21/05/2021: On the other hand. CO2 Data Reveals Current CO2 Starvation: https://saltbushclub.com/2021/05/15/current-co2-starvation/

20/05/2021: Maybe why your heart blocks up sometimes: https://www.cnet.com/news/nikola-tesla-invention-from-100-years-ago-suddenly-makes-more-sense-today/ The blockages occur because the flow is wrong there and detritus builds up, like a sandbar in a river where the flow is sometimes even reversed, something every canoeist has observed! The flow is wrong because the geometry is wrong. Now however they are forbidding placing stents unless the ‘blockage’ is major when they could prevent the blockage occurring by altering the geometry (with eg stents). I have found all this myself playing around with irrigation systems (and helped ‘fix’ Della’s heart problem in the process), but NB the problem is always worse on the suction side. Cardiologists have yet to ‘discover’ that the heart has a ‘suction’ side. They are a long way behind plumbers!

20/05/2021: AP and AJ are just terrorist fronts: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/busted-ap-knew-hamas-operating-building-gaza-back-2014-despite-bogus-report-saturday/ & https://hotair.com/allahpundit/2021/05/16/report-israel-shared-intelligence-on-hamas-assets-based-in-destroyed-gaza-tower-with-u-s-n390328 Why do SBS and ABC take their ‘news feed’ from such corrupt sources?

BTW: I for one don’t think Nigel Farage has gone away: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/nigel-farage-shocking-treatment-of-jews-in-london/ & https://thenationalpulse.com/analysis/far-left-twitter-users-tried-to-sabotage-a-nigel-farage-rally-heres-how-they-failed-miserably/

20/05/2021: The Road to Hell is paved with fake money. This crazy Government spending has to stop. It is impoverishing all of us, rewarding spendthrifts and punishing savers: https://richardsonpost.com/tyler-durden/21838/karl-marxs-road-to-hell-is-paved-with-fake-money/ & https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/05/the-bitter-fruit-of-an-untended-orchard/

In case you thought I just discovered this recently. Here’s what I said about it back in 2014: What both major parties have been trying to sell us for years (but Labor moreso) is the idea of debt discounting (such as has been employed by many retailers, (eg Harvey Norman). If Government spends more than it has, it APPEARS we get $1 worth of spending by only shelling out eg 50 cents, because 50 cents worth of spending is discounted’ as debt which we can pay off at some indeterminate time in the future (whilst ignoring the cost of the interest bill, and whether we will have the capacity to pay in the future). So, half of the ‘goodies’ the Government is selling us, we are putting on hire purchase with no defined payment schedule or final settlement date. This is what Europe (think, particularly Greece) has been doing for years; (alarmingly the US has also joined the party), but inevitably the chickens come home to roost. After a while the debt repayments become larger than any other budget outlay. Clearly (for eg) the interest bill on the current 3-year projected debt (of $670 billion) even @ 5% would be ($33.5 Billion) be greater than the totals we currently spend on major budget items (think Defence/health/education), so that we will either have to cut them REALLY savagely, or further extend debt. Now, we could only further extend the debt if we had the growth in revenue to do so, for example if we had an ever-increasing cohort of young people entering the workforce (willing?) to take it on – but demographic projections are that this cohort is shrinking (proportionately), instead of rising. Therefore this ‘discount’ ponzi scheme must end as all such ponzi schemes do when you run out of suckers! In bankruptcy. It is only a matter of time. Wiser by far, to rein in future spending so that today’s generation pays for its own spending.

19/05/2021: Well done Dexter Kruger: https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2021/05/17/dexter-kruger-australias-oldest-man/

19/05/2021: What are these UFOs: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/60-minutes-blockbuster-report-on-ufos/ & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/tucker-carslon-shows-new-pentagon-ufo-video/

19/05/2021: Scott may be right to keep us locked up after all: https://richardsonpost.com/david-archibald/21808/if-you-thought-covid19-was-bad/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2021/05/did-they-forget-to-tell-us-leaky-vaccines-may-trigger-an-arms-race-that-makes-covid-more-dangerous/ One wonders whether something like this happened to the dinosaurs?

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/and-yet-in-our-current-fantasyland-craig-kelly-is-the-one-whos-ostracised-and-kicked-to-the-kerb.html

18/05/2021: A Hiker’s Breakfast: A couple of new (to me) things I have been trying out which are delicious and super-simple. Continental Soup Sensations ‘Moroccan Vegetable Medley’ and Uncle Toby’s ‘Breakfast Bakes’.

The Moroccan Soup is without a doubt the best cupasoup I have ever eaten. I have always sworn by their Lakhsa and Dutch Curry varieties – both of which go well to add flavouring to a pack of two minute noodles (delete the normal flavour sachet) for a more substantial meal by the way. I haven’t yet tried out the new one like that but I ‘m sure it will go splendidly too. I keep buying out my local supermarket (of it) I like it so much. It is 117 calories for a sachet weight of 34 grams (3.4 calories per gram).

If you have it with just one of the ‘Breakfast Bakes – my personal favourite is the ‘Roasted Cashew and Vanilla’ – you will be adding it to 262 calories at 65 grams each (4.03 calories per gram) to give you a 379 calorie breakfast for 99 grams. That is about enough for me usually but I guess if you are really hungry you could have two! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/17/a-hikers-breakfast/

18/05/2021: This is London where you can commit a hate crime if you are a Moslem: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/disturbing-video-from-london/

18/05/2021: COVID Cases in India Plummet After Government Promotes Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine Use: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/elites-worried-covid-cases-india-plummet-government-promotes-ivermectin-hydroxychloroquine-use/

18/05/2021: Who would have believed - a new Michael Ventris: https://greekreporter.com/2021/05/13/minoan-language-linear-a-linked-to-linear-b-in-groundbreaking-new-research/

17/05/2021: Cats are tough: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/cool-cat-survives-5-story-jump-from-burning-apartment/

17/05/2021: The World is Better Than Ever: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/the-world-is-better-than-ever-charts-2017-1?r=US&IR=T

17/05/2021: Counting people is important not least because the totals affect the numbers of elected representatives. Questionable methods occur in the US – I wonder what happens here? https://americanmind.org/salvo/fictive-counting/

16/05/2021: A home complete with mountain lions: https://pix11.com/news/national-news/mountain-lions-make-themselves-at-home-on-womans-porch-during-repeat-visits/

16/05/2021: Yeats. Magnificent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6ZOSxuMrR4&t=172s

16/05/2021: NZ Royal Commission undermines justification for New Zealand gun laws. I thought this at the time. Tarrant’s crime was a result of police negligence: https://justiceforgunowners.ca/royal-commission-undermines-justification-for-new-zealand-gun-laws/?fbclid=IwAR164GPZLt-bwbaNVPRwrfF0Rpfdgo8XawAukOcvrpsXGoeTWPnTi8bk3b4

15/05/2021: The Arizona Audit Continues: The entire database of voting records has been deleted (by the Democrats); no-one in Government has (password) access to the Dominion voting machines (and they refuse to release them); the chain of custody of the ballots (and their authenticity) is completely broken; tallies of batches of ballots are wrong by up to 17%…estimates are that there are in excess of 250,000 fake votes in Arizona which was won by the Democrats with a margin of around 10,000. This fake election will be undone and the fake President and Vice-President will likely end in gaol (or in Biden’s case in care): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/breaking-exclusive-data-drives-deleted-maricopa-county-included-adjudicated-files-votes-changed/

15/05/2021: I said this at the outset: Lives saved were never worth the cost, not by at least one order of magnitude – ‘plugging 30,000 saved lives into the cost-benefit formula implies that saving those lives cost a mere 14.9 times more than the benefits.’ and we will be paying for this stupidity for a generation : https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/14/on-the-caplan-cost-benefit-test-of-lockdown-ii/

And do you really think we can ever afford the massive cost of all this welfarism? For example the NDIS is now slurping up $122 billion a year (forget about defence or paying off our massive debt) and is mandating (for example) that welfare claimant’s cleaners be paid $55 per hour - $115K pa (no doubt financed by the taxes of people who are paid less than half of this)! If you really wanted a new aristocracy, this is it: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/15/vicki-campion-we-have-fallen-into-the-trap-of-thinking-that-we-can-buy-our-way-out-of-discomfort/

15/05/2021: This icy blast we have been having has been the sun, (a coronal mass ejection event) – what causes all the warming and cooling on earth (not man or CO2). Get set for another Little Ice Age when skating returns to the Thames and permanent snow and ice to the Victorian Alps: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/05/ominous-space-weather-a-mild-solar-cme-caused-a-bigger-geomagnetic-storm-on-earth-than-anyone-expected/

Get set for the next ‘Carrington Event’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/13/the-greatest-geomagnetic-storm-of-the-20th-centurymay-13-15-1921a-century-ago-new-york-city-new-york-state-were-especially-hard-hit/

14/05/2021: A very tough job: https://americandigest.org/noted-in-passing-some-cops-are-still-up-to-the-job/

14/05/2021: Our (socialist) government is equally to blame. You just can’t keep on printing money and expect all will be well. For example around here property prices have doubled, making it impossible for young people becoming property owners and anyone from buying a farm or business: https://moonbattery.com/inflation-predictably-starts-upward/

Same elsewhere: Progress and the housing bubble, eg “In Vancouver, where the price of a representative home is $1,381,274 and you need an income of $237,201 to afford it, you would have to save for 389 months (32.4 years) just for the down payment.” https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/08/the-left-right-divide-we-face-today/

14/05/2021: Quite some letter – it will remind many of the events of 1770: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/american-heroes-120-retired-generals-admirals-write-joe-biden-questioning-mental-health-support-evidence-election-fraud/

13/05/2021: The Ultralight Swagman: I just came across this interesting new poncho which doubles as a swag, the Helikon Swagman Roll Poncho. It would be lighter than the traditional wool blanket which (obviously) can be configured in much the same way (as I explained here). It weighs 1.64 pounds (743 grams). It is lined with Climashield Apex insulation. US$124 (May 2021)

Obviously you can cover it with a waterproof poncho such as Coghlans Emergency Poncho as I recommended here: If you could only carry two things in the bush what would they be? When you wrapped yourself up in it (or other space-type blanket) as a swag of a night this would make it both warmer and more waterproof. Could be very handy to have in your day or hunting pack. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/12/the-ultralight-swagman/

13/05/2021: Coffee Straw: Unlike so many people I am not a coffee snob. I am happy with a cup of instant coffee (black). Besides which a cup of coffee never got lighter than that, but if you are a coffee connoisseur you no doubt want to know about every possible wrinkle for making a delicious cup of java on the trail.

This solution is not the lightest I have seen (see post below = 4 grams) but I do like the originality of the idea. Materials: stainless steel & BPA free silicone Weight 2 oz (57 grams) Length 7.77″ (19.7 cm) Filter Diameter .55″ (1.4 cm) US$ 19 (May 2021) Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/13/coffee-straw/

13/05/2021: If safety is your priority, you will not have much of a life: https://mikerowe.com/2020/03/walk-me-through-this-safety-third-thing/

‘Many on the left won’t give up masks because it’s how they virtue signal their belief in the responsibility of the individual ‘to care for’ the collective. Same as their policies to this effect; it’s performative and doesn’t work. But that’s not the point.” Hannah Cox.

13/05/2021: Do you ever wonder what 120 year old chocolate tastes like: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61357

13/05/2021: Reminds me of Star Wars (PS: I hope our Government included a few of these in their defence budget): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyRbOQf2hME

12/05/2021: Why we have to have a special licence to keep exotic pets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P9B9rTVk4U&t=69s

More about wayward tigers: https://jonathanturley.org/2021/05/13/houston-man-arrested-as-police-continue-search-for-missing-tiger/

12/05/2021: More rumblings in France against ‘Islamisation’: https://thenationalpulse.com/breaking/french-letter-demands-major-changes/

Meanwhile in Australia a man is gaoled for (probably rudely albeit likely correctly) asserting that Mohammed was not a prophet and that he was a terrorist: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/12/victorian-magistrate-falsely-claims-that-islam-is-a-race/

12/05/2021: PM’s address to the nation yesterday about the death of the Duke: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/prime-ministers-address-to-her-majesty-queen-elizabeth-ii-on-the-death-of-his-royal-highness-the-pri.html

PS: Contrary to popular opinion they really did throw spears at each other for Prince Philip and the Queen back in 1954: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/04/they-really-did-throw-spears-at-each-other/

11/05/2021: So What is Still Good and Cheap? Interesting thoughts: 15 Things That Were Made For Poor People That Rich People Ruined – so what is still good and cheap? https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/things-for-poor-people-that-rich-people-ruined PS: I am loath to make suggestions unless I get priced out of life!

When I was a kid we ate a lot of prawns which were cheap because ‘toffee noses’ hadn’t discovered them yet. We also used to catch a lot of our own by moonlight around the shores of Lake Macquarie (which wasn’t surrounded by houses back then!)We used a couple of tomato stakes with a purse net suspended between which we dragged through the warm shallow waters ducking under every now and then if we thought a ‘Fisheries’ officer was about. We used to have a four gallon (20 litre) bucket which we would boil them up in over an open driftwood fire around which we would feast until we were so replete we could scarcely walk!

Fortunately you still can take prawns like this eg around the Gippsland Lakes etc – likewise crays and yabbies (in the rivers and streams) which Della simply adores. Oysters were also cheap (I used to catch ‘drift’ oysters with my feet around Lake Macquarie – just as you can take river mussels etc) though I have never liked them as much as pipis, (same method at low tide) still cheap and easy to get along our coasts. Of course Gippsland where we live is still a paradise as compared with many other places today. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/11/so-what-is-still-good-and-cheap/

11/05/2021: How can it have become dangerous to work in a supermarket: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/442246/people-stabbed-at-supermarket-in-dunedin

11/05/2021: "Yachtsmen pleasuring in the 'lilies of the sea' will not think favourably of my craft," warned Joshua Slocum: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spray_(sailing_vessel)

11/05/2021: Well done Yahweh: https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/05/iranian-man-accidentally-sets-himself-on-fire-while-burning-israeli-flag/

11/05/2021: Are you growing fractal broccoli: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanesco_broccoli

10/05/2021: This is actually true: How CO2 cools the earth: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/06/the-cooling-side-of-greenhouse-gases/

10/05/2021: Why getting the virus might be better than getting the vaccine: https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/05/07/coronavirus-reinfection-study/7451620396318/ I resent Scomo keeping us locked up over what is really a bad case of the sniffles when I lived through Polio, TB, Small Pox and etc without my freedom being infringed even slightly!

Meanwhile a peer-reviewed research has claimed that global ivermectin use can end the COVID-19 pandemic: https://weather.com/en-IN/india/coronavirus/news/2021-05-08-use-of-ivermectin-medicine-globally-can-end-covid-19-pandemic

10/05/2021: Happy Birthing Person Day. Also of interest ‘birthing person of pearl, Holy Birthing Person of God & etc. Some ‘chest feeders’ are also concerned about this: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/happy-mothers-day-to-all-chest-feeders-.html In other news: Non-Menstruating Partner Wishes Menstruating Partner A Happy Birthing Person's Day: https://babylonbee.com/news/non-menstruating-partner-wishes-menstruating-partner-a-happy-birthing-persons-day

09/05/2021: NASA’s Perseverance Rover Hears Ingenuity Mars Helicopter in Flight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5niGi4k9vQ&list=PLTiv_XWHnOZpzQKYC6nLf6M9AuBbng_O8&t=143s

09/05/2021: Their students ignore them in the classroom, obsessed with their phones. Their own children are indifferent and ungrateful. Their wives have little time for their husbands so four Danish teacher decide to explore the theory that human beings are naturally deficient in alcohol. What could go wrong? I particularly like “the idea, attributed to psychiatrist Finn Skårderud, that the human body is alcohol-deficient and does better at a blood alcohol level of 0.05 per cent.” An interesting new film: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/movies/2021/05/when-the-best-prescription-is-a-stiff-drink/

09/05/2021: Is Dr. Anthony Fauci This Century’s Greatest Killer? I think this may be a fair point, but other health Nazis would also be up there eg our own Dan Andrews who has actually banned some efficacious treatments for the disease. Prophylaxis (such as Vitamin D and zinc supplementation which are both so cheap) and early interventions with cheap medicines such as Ivomec, Hydroxychloroquine, Iodine etc which we know work would still save many many lives. There should also have been much more research (and agreement) into treatments: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/dr-anthony-fauci-centurys-greatest-mass-murderer-dr-fauci-21st-centurys-mao-zedong/

08/05/2021: Wonnangatta #23.2: I think Anthony Piovesan is just making it up as he goes along but if his two ‘new’ pieces of evidence were true they would change the narrative somewhat, viz he claims that a melted mobile phone connected to a charger was found in the burned out campsite. My memory is that this  has never been mentioned before. Indeed, it has always been claimed that both Russell and Carol’s phones (and the drone) were missing. He also claims the radio was a HF and not a UHF (as all previous reports claimed). If true this would narrow the search field for the culprit enormously! I notice that (he also claims) police have once again suspended their search operation. If this is true I wonder whether they have been reading my posts?

https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/searching-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-carol-clay-halts-after-police-redirected-search-back-to-wonnangatta/news-story/5b4080bda55b353ab2e061acdce4cd11 &

https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/wife-of-missing-camper-robyn-hill-fears-the-worst-in-disappearance-of-russell-hill-carol-clay/news-story/a271e1a29dc5726663be6d65a237da94 &

https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/clues-that-could-crack-baffling-case-of-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/64efe73e08ee90493477e8757012f74d

08/05/2021: Tucker on vaccine doubts: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/tucker-carlson-shatters-media-silence-why-are-thousands-of-people-dying-from-covid-vaccine/

08/05/2021: Remember what a good idea re-introducing wolves was: https://pagetwo.completecolorado.com/2021/05/06/cost-of-colorado-forced-wolf-importation-already-rising/

08/05/2021: Glaciers are melting? On the other hand. Remember when they found a squadron of WW2 planes a couple of hundred feet under the ice in Greenland: https://moonbattery.com/melting-glacier-is-not-sad-after-all/

07/05/2021: Playing with expensive toys: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/skills-god-only-thinks-hes-a-fighter-pilot.html

07/05/2021: Can these really be fungi on Mars: https://futurism.com/scientists-fungus-growing-mars

07/05/2021: Ah, the romance of being a castaway on a desert island for fifteen years- the fate and behaviour of these Malagasys is quite astonishing: https://www.damninteresting.com/fifteen-years-forsaken/

06/05/2021: Mars, here we come: Starship SN15 Take-off and Landing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9eoubnO-pE&t=772s

06/05/2021: So when we are all vaccinated do we get our freedom back –I suspect not: (& NB: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/vaccinated-country-earth-closes-schools-sports-covid-cases-surge-35-new-cases-fully-vacinated/): https://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2021/05/why-must-i-change-my-behavior-to-protect-those-who-choose-not-to-vaccinate.html

06/05/2021: And In the future many (more) elderly Victorians will die from cold (because of ‘climate emergencies’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/05/victoria-announces-the-end-of-affordable-home-heating-because-climate-change/

05/05/2021: Kleos Space develops tool for in-space manufacturing of large structures: https://spacenews.com/kleos-in-space-manufacturing/

05/05/2021: Notice how CO2 levels started to shoot up hundreds of years ago (not since WW2 as you might have thought). That is because increases in CO2 lag temperature spikes by approx 800 years so that these (modern) spikes are a symptom of the medieval warm Period ie a natural phenomenon, not anthropomorphic at all. They are caused by outgassing from a warming ocean. These changes make glaciers look fast! https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/02/the-co2-shift-ice-age-to-gas-age/

05/05/2021: These are the people the CIA (and presumably our military) needs? Good luck with defending the nation guys: https://moonbattery.com/woke-cia-recruiting-ads/

04/05/2021: Interesting thoughts: 15 Things That Were Made For Poor People That Rich People Ruined – so what is still good and cheap? https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/things-for-poor-people-that-rich-people-ruined PS: I am loath to make suggestions unless I get priced out of life! Some of our ‘wrinkles’ have already been denied to others: building our own house out of earth & etc has become monstrously difficult. Thank goodness we did it long ago. (Someday we may even finish it!) Home car repairs and second-hand cars have become much more difficult. For thirty years our annual car ‘running’ costs were around $300 per car (about half of rego costs now!) But it has become so difficult to fix a modern car. I mostly stick to 20+ years old Land Rovers for that reason – but I also buy insurance write-offs and re-build and re-register them. We are about to launch into club rego for many of our older cars. Enormously cheaper if you have the garage space. We still do a lot of camping and never (absolutely never) pay for a camping spot. We also make most of our own camping gear (See: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/). Likewise we design and build a lot of our own stuff – our tray-back camper, for example. We grow a lot of our own food and almost always cook our food from raw ingredients. We hunt and fish – great savings and great fun! We still do a lot of repairs ourselves (eg clothes). We shop (carefully) often online and try to find the cheapest price for the same goods. If we can make it ourselves or make an alternative we do. Second-hand is also fine with us. By the same token we never really seem to ‘need’ a lot of the things which others ‘must have’. For example, this week I bought a second-hand pair of hearing aids for $220 and will tune them myself, a saving of several thousand dollars. I also bought new glasses from Zenni on a prescription off my phone (which is better than I can get from an optometrist). The (progressive ultralight flexible titanium frame) glasses cost around $61 delivered instead of nearer $700! I will post this advice on my website above and add to the suggestions over time. 

04/05/2021: A Cure for Blindness: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/trial-to-see-if-a-gene-therapy-can-stop-or-reverse-one-of-the-most-common-causes-of-vision-loss/news-story/b99e8bb4665b04a254977aa417bdadbe

04/05/2021: The Swamp Strikes Back: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/05/02/fortunate-bum/

03/05/2021: “Terror is only justice: prompt severe and inflexible. It is then an emanation of virtue. It is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.” Robespierre, who (blessedly) himself fell victim to his ‘terror’ and went to the guillotine where he had sent so many before him. Justice!

03/05/2021: Do you ever wonder why you never hear about eg the UK having the lowest temperatures in a century: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/30/latest-jma-data-show-france-ireland-and-finland-have-cooled-in-march-no-warming/ & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/05/record-low-temperatures-in-uk-must-be-the-weather.html

03/05/2021: Notice when you look at long-term temperature reconstructions the trend is always down – and that the trend has been down also for at least the last 20-50 years: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/02/a-review-of-temperature-reconstructions-2/ For two months now the satellite record has world average temperatures cooler than the average of the last forty years: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2021/05/uah-global-temperature-update-for-april-2021-0-05-deg-c/

03/05/2021: Human culture is incredibly ancient: https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-find-the-oldest-evidence-of-indoor-human-activity-deep-inside-a-desert-cave

02/05/2021: Wonnangatta #23.1: One more item to add to the puzzle (one could hope that information would be available a little sooner or be more accurate). ‘A mobile phone attached to a charger was found among the charred mess, leading police to believe it may have caused the blaze.’ : https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/clues-could-crack-missing-australian-campers-carol-clay-russell-hill-mystery/K6WPBKGYVTU72K5JYKA3CJCZ74/

02/05/2021: Everlasting Pen: Even in this electronic age sometimes you need to leave a written message. It helps if you can make it waterproof (these notepads will help) but it is also important that when the time comes to write it that your pen works (and is ultralight, of course!) You could just use a cheap length of pencil. Or a space pen refill (as I have done here). Or you could investigate this idea – a pen which does not use ink and which does not wear out.

I have sometimes needed to leave a message – perhaps tied to a tree eg warning about some trail hazard ahead (a washed out bridge perhaps), or placed in someone’s tent/camp/hut or besides their trailcam, and of course we have all needed to fill out log books in huts etc. It is just on such occasions you find that your trusty biro which you have carried for endless trail miles has gone dry and =that no amount of rubbing an cajoling will bring it back to life.

Space pens are superior in this regard and have never failed me so far, and at one gram for the refill I carry (and little need, as I rarely venture where there are other folks to leave messages for anyway) I am unlikely to carry anything else, but if this description is not you then maybe an everlasting pen is your solution?

These pens would not actually last forever either as they wear away slowly by leaving a thin film of indelible soft metal as a message something like writing a message with the soft tip of a lead bullet something which f you are a hunter you have probably frequently done! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/05/01/everlasting-pen/

02/05/2021: You betcha: ‘It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.’ Mark Twain

02/05/2021: One way to beat mask mandates: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/painted-mask-on-a-hot-chick-fools-the-covid-nazis-every-time/

02/05/2021: A very handy little gun – concealed carry at its best: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/prison-pouch-sentencing-573048

01/05/2021: Wonnangatta Mystery # 23. I can’t believe I have posted about this case so many times over the last year - but I have counted them up. It is a fascinating case. However I can’t believe I (and the police, I suspect) missed such a simple and repeated piece of evidence as this. I had ‘concluded’ that this was a ‘stranger murder’ (even though ~90% of murderers are known to the victim) on the basis that otherwise the culprit would have had to follow them for two days (vanishingly unlikely I thought) and on the basis that police would long ago have checked out Russell and Carol’s phone contacts to see if anyone’s phone travelled near there or was switched off or did not move at all for a couple of days & etc.

The indications from the latest reportings of the case indicate that it may be only recently that police have been doing forensic phone tracing so I cannot be sure of the latter  – and in any case someone could have paid an (unconnected) killer to carry this out, or it could have been carried out by a criminal with a fake phone number or etc.

The crucial point is that the reports of the incident say again and again that the couple disappeared very shortly after calling in (around 6:00pm on Russell’s UHF radio) and just after having arrived at the campsite (in an invisible spot on a dead end track just before dark) where they did not use the toilet they set up. Other reports have stated that Russell belonged to a UHF radio group, often went camping with them and talked to them at 6:00pm each night. Here are a couple of earlier links to that effect: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-rule/andrew-rule-missing-high-country-campers-revive-centuryold-tragedy/news-story/22c177ddb2f89cfe558e8e87e621715e & https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-19/how-four-people-disappeared-without-trace-in-victorian-mountains/12455124?nw=0&pfmredir=sm&fbclid=IwAR0xXWGgMKtgUixrO8VQoDgWnfiay7Hww35o-i12Dz_pk6gq-3KoAzmhLik

It was also reported earlier that Russell called his friend Rob some time on the Friday to talk about going down into the Wonnagatta Valley. I am also guessing that he called on the Thursday night. During none of these three conversations so far as I can tell did he mention Carol’s presence (as neither Rob nor his wife was aware of it) so it is a fair bet that neither was the murderer so aware. It is therefore most likely that Russell alone was the intended target and that Carol became ‘collateral damage’ – but we can never rule out a ‘crime of passion’ just because folk are over  seventy. I know. I am over seventy too and have just as deep feelings for my wife as I ever did when I was young – if not deeper.

I was previously surprised that the murderer did not srtrike on the Thursday night if he had ‘followed’ them in. This was one of my reasons for deciding it was a ‘stranger murder’ – but there are valid reasons why he might not have. When Russell called his friend Rob on the Thursday night he likely didn’t give his location but just said something like, “I am at our old campsite where we had the altercation with the deer hunter/button man” or the like. This would (unintentionally) have let Rob know where he was but without revealing his location to a third party. Or he might have said something like ‘I am at the Billy Track camp” which didn’t give enough information or sent the hunter off looking on the Billy Goat’s track in an opposite direction instead of the King Billy Track. Likely Rob would not recall the precise conversation now.

NB. Russell would have used a UHF ‘repeater’ to get out from the Wonnangatta area (and most other places up there). This involves (for any particular area), a single UHF channel. You have to place the radio on ‘Duplex’ to access the radio repeater tower (to transmit – I don’t know about ‘receive’, but it is likely that the person who was listening also had his radio on duplex and obviously on the same channel). I have no idea whether the ‘repeater’ ‘logs’ the connected radios in any way, or whether police/emergency services monitor/record it. Worth checking.

One thing is clear: Russell was in the habit of calling in with his location every night when he was away – for safety. I do too on my sat phone. I hardly ever tell my wife a location which would mean anything to a listener – not because I am secretive, but to make myself crystal clear. I am trying to make sure that she can explain to a third party where I am by letting her know a location eg where we have both been before eg “The camp where you took a photo of me walking across the river on a log” – this is a real example.

Remember he was reported missing (long) before his camp was found just because he had missed his call in. Doubtless the culprit had been listening to his radio calls for some time (perhaps months) before and had planned this crime out carefully in just such a way he would not be (easily) caught. Such a person would not have driven all the way to the Wonnangatta and back with his phone switched on.

Now it is very unlikely indeed that a ‘random murderer’ would have located them in such an isolated spot around dark when they had just arrived there (without any other clue to their presence/whereabouts). The person in the white ute (for example) was seen at the Wonnangatta Station (I presume) toilets around 1:00pm. That is approx 20 km further down the valley. If ‘he’ was the murderer he had all day to be checking out isolated campers (as potential victims) so you would think he would have chosen a victim whose location he already knew instead of chancing on a couple who had just arrived minutes before pretty much after dark in an ‘invisble’ spot. He also seems to have been careless enough to have left his phone on after he had committed the murders which he had pretty cleverly concealed when/if he committed them. There is a contradiction of IQ points there. If it is not him then searches along his route are likely to prove fruitless.

On the other hand if  there is an unknown murderer who followed them in from the Howitt Rd then clearly no-one saw ‘him’ (as police have not mentioned any other vehicle they are seeking – though they are still seeking witnesses about that area, so they have their suspicions), nor did he likely have his phone on (similar reasoning). As I have mentioned before, it is very unlikely that someone would not retrace their route in, as otherwise they might encounter unexpected conditions such as a tree blocking the track (and they have probably already selected a suitable spot on the way in to dispose of the bodies – good planning anyway), so the bodies would (most likely) be towards or along the Zeka Track – as I have mentioned many times. You would be unlikely to take them back out onto the Howitt (2WD) Road where you might encounter more people and police/ranger check-points especially on a holiday weekend.

It seems to me that telephone providers must have a database of phones which were (most probably) located in Victoria on the 18th or 19th and which were switched off (or remained completely stationary - or would a clever person have attached his to his dog’s collar whilst he was away - until the 20th or 21st and/or which travelled towards and away from the critcal area. I notice that when I have ‘location’ selected and am on a map (eg a Vicmap on the Avenza App) that my phone can tell when I have moved less than 20 metres! The person concerned would also own (most likely, or have rented) a 4WD and UHF radio. They are also likely on a call list on Russell’s (most likely) or Carol’s phones. They also (likely) knew about Russell’s UHF ‘group’ – but many people listen to ‘chatter’ on such open channels. So that is five possible identifiers (possibly six – the radio) to the murderer. ‘Every touch leaves a trace’ as they say.

Why did the perpetrator take the drone and phones? Because he could not be sure that Russell/Carol had not noticed they had been followed and had taken footage/photos on one/either of them which would help identify whoever it was. Better to take the possible incriminating evidence away and throw it in the fire or in some other way permanently destroy it. Anyway if this was a pretty professional and targeted ‘job’ as it appears it may have been you can be pretty sure they are gone forever now. Russell’s car keys were likely just in his pockets when he was killed/taken – as they would be, and probably still are.

A further point. Clearly the police found no forensic evidence at the campsite to confirm murders were committed there – or even arson. Surprising. It is even possible that Carol was frying (eg) sausages when they were taken and that the fire originated from this – but you would think the forensics would give some clues. It is unlikely you could kill two people (suddenly) without causing blood. Either the forensic trace/s of this blood were removed (or destroyed by weather, ants, wasps etc) or the victims were taken away alive and murdered elsewhere (if they were murdered – people have been held hostage etc for even longer than this).

You would think police forensics would have the answer to this question, but I don’t. However, it seems to me that if they were taken away alive that you would perhaps need more than one perpetrator to do this – you really need two hands on the wheel to drive those tracks. I suppose you could have restrained the couple with cable ties etc though. People are also often surprisingly compliant when threatened and frightened. Two perperators would be awfully easier to catch than one though.

Whoever did this was clearly very angry with Russell, Carol or both. (if locating them by radio proves that it was ‘targeted’). Usually it takes some time to get that angry. An altercation on the Thursday, Thursday night or Friday doesn’t seem to cut it – but it is possible – however the person would not have turned off his phone until he decided to do it so there would be some phone tracking in the Howitt Plains area (associated with Russell and Carol’s phones too) as I have said for a year, which would have confirmed this and (surely) led to an arrest long ago. Likewise the white ute person would probably have had to be up there on the Howitt Plains previously as well to have had a motive – but then how/why did he get (hours) ahead of Russell and Carol?

01/05/2021: Oh, to have moose in the garden: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/mom-theres-a-cute-baby-moose-in-the-yard-taking-a-shower/

01/05/2021: After the audit results are in (soon) this is how the fraudulent US election will be undone and Biden relegated to the dustbin of history: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/21573/arizona-vote-fraud-is-24-x-bidens-alleged-victory/

01/05/2021: Meanwhile, https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/04/29/SpaceX-successfully-launches-60-Starlink-satellites/8021619665981/ Get ready for much faster internet speeds soon.

30/04/2021: Skill: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/skills.html

30/04/2021: How to lose your country #101 – this will not end well. Be warned Oz: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/macron-government-ignores-warning-announces-20-french-generals-warned-civil-war-leftist-islamist-radicalization-will-punished/ & https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9525485/Paris-mayor-says-AGREES-military-chiefs-warned-disintegration-France.html

30/04/2021: No ‘climate emergency’. It’s the thermostat stupid. For example, ‘Thunderstorms function as heat pipes that transport warm air rapidly from the surface to the lifting condensation level where the moisture turns into clouds and rain, and from there to the upper atmosphere without interacting with the intervening greenhouse gases. The air and the energy it contains are moved to the upper troposphere hidden inside the cloud-shrouded thunderstorm tower, without being absorbed or hindered by GHGs on the way. Thunderstorms also cool the surface in a host of other ways, utilizing a combination of a standard refrigeration cycle with water as the working fluid, plus cold water returned from above, clear surrounding air allowing greater upwelling surface radiation, wind-driven evaporation, spray increasing evaporation area, albedo changes, and cold downwelling entrained air.’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/28/a-request-for-real-peer-review/

29/04/2021: 46 years ago today – the fall of Saigon, the beginning of the end of the free world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og6bi3cgf5g NB: These 7,000 people were the lucky few: 8 million others less fortunate were subsequently murdered by the communists! And now we have Xi threatening Taiwan.

29/04/2021: The Mystery Of Why Human Feet Keep Washing Ashore In The US And Canada Has Been Solved: https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/the-mystery-of-why-human-feet-keep-washing-ashore-in-the-us-and-canada-has-been-solved/

29/04/2021: ‘The eagle has landed’. Vale Michael Collins: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/apollo-11-astronaut-the-forgotten-michael-collins-dies-at-90/

28/04/2021: This bird is doing better at 70 than I am: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/worlds-oldest-wild-bird-hatches-chick-at-70/

28/04/2021: Folk know how to deal with terrorists in Albania: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/meanwhile-in-albania/

28/04/2021: This is weird - We Keep Raising the Age That Children Are Allowed To Play Outside. No freedom for kids until they're 11. I used to wander alone all day in the nearby forests way before I started school: https://reason.com/2021/04/23/survey-we-keep-raising-the-age-that-children-are-allowed-to-play-outside/ 

27/04/2021: Wonnangatta Again: Certainly sounds like phone tracking. Police ‘seem’ to have released a route the perpetrator (or is it the only unidentified phone/s?) took on the way out of the Wonnangatta. Of course if they know this they also know who it is – and how many people, or at least phones are involved.

I would imagine they have driven the same route at approx the same time of day to see just how long it normally takes between points where a phone ‘shakes hands’ with a tower so as to determine if there are sections where the perpetrator took longer than ‘normal’ in order to determine where the bodies likely are. (Remember how the old CDMA phones used to tell you what tower you were connected to?) The fact that they did not nominate a section at the outset surely indicates that there is not a stop of an hour or more (time needed to bury bodies) - but reporting of this incident has been horrible, so who knows?

The fact that they are saying Hernes Spur and then Cynthia Track indicates that there is a spot along the Wombat Spur route where a phone normally ‘shakes hands’ - but this one didn’t. I indicated this methodology over a year ago and the most likely places the bodies could be found – so much easier when they were ‘fresh’.

Some spots (eg off the Hernes Spur) are very steep and shaley (over the edges) so that one could quickly scrape shale over bodies which you had rolled over the side. It would be unlikely you would stop though on the steepest sections (going uphill).

It is also unlikely anyone would have taken the bodies out onto the Wonnangatta Road or the Dargo High Plains Road where you might encounter police/rangers especially on a long weekend. As I have said before it is unlikely in the extreme that anyone would be disposing of bodies in the daylight on a holiday long weekend (too many people arriving – and when you stop to do it you can’t know whether someone is also stopped eg ‘sightseeing’ just around the corner (who might suddenly be upon you).

Of a night people usually don’t stop (or travel much) and you can see lights and hear engines a long way out. I have often been camped along the river below Hernes Spur and even though I am quite deaf I can hear vehicles making their ways along the tops from several kilometers away – and see their lights.

I admit I am surprised they do not nominate the track from Dry Creek to the Hernes Spur (over an hour’s drive) as part of the search area. I know there are often people camped along there but there are also many isolated spots. Perhaps there were enough people camped along there that police have a ‘picture’ of where/if the vehicle stopped along that section?

Of course this new ‘phone evidence’ will only work if the perpetrator had his phone on. If I had followed them in (eg from King Billy with the intention of doing this) I would have had my phone off throughout. Or indeed I would have left it turned on back at my camp!

The phone and white ute owner police have been tracking could still just be someone who didn’t want to come forward to say they had been in there. People have all sorts of ‘innocent’ reasons why they might not want to contact police. I am not trying to defend such a practice.

Many years ago I/we spent several days participating in a search for a youth who had disappeared on his motorbike. As he had taken most of his possessions with him I imagined he would ‘turn up’ years later working on some outback station. However, months later his body was found propped against his motorbike in the middle of a (distant) track where he had unfortunately killed himself. Vehicle tracks indicated several people had driven past the body and not reported it. Awful conduct I know, but clearly such people did not want to have anything to do with the police even though they had nothing to do with the death. This could also be the case in the Wonnangatta incident. People can even just be too ‘shy’ to want to talk to others (or police).

For the perpetrator to have exited via Eaglevale it is likely that he entered the same way (so definitely a ‘stranger murder’) as if you entered via Zeka Spur (in these guilty circumstances) you would likely exit the same way rather than encounter unexpected conditions (eg many more campers and vehicles, unexpected road conditions, fallen trees, etc).

I continue to think that the phone tracking was of a phone which was turned on. If ‘police’ had the ability to track phones which were turned off (or if Russell and Carol’s phones were also turned on) they would have already made an arrest – as there would be enough evidence to connect the person with them. https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/police-resume-search-for-missing-campers-carol-clay-russell-hill-in-wonnangatta/news-story/9d400b7e8475f77f8dbeea84090aebbb

Correction: The news items reference the search is along the Wonnangatta Track not the Wonnagatta Road as I incorrectly read it. Why they would not also search along this road also and the Eaglevale Track when it would seem to form part of the route is a bit of a mystery – or else is there some gap in the route they don’t know about? Seems like if the vehicle went through the Wongungurra it would have shaken hands with a tower on a track coming out of there eg McMillans Rd. As usual there are gaps in the reporting or in the police information.

27/04/2021: You better believe it: “After 40 it’s just patch, patch, patch.” L. Sprague De Camp

27/04/2021: But pioneers always have: Elon Musk says ‘bunch of people will probably die’ during Mars mission: https://nypost.com/2021/04/25/elon-musk-people-will-probably-die-trying-to-get-to-mars/

26/04/2021: Great Quotes - Isaac Asimov:

“Tell me why the stars do shine,

Tell me why the ivy twines,

Tell me what makes skies so blue,

And I'll tell you why I love you.

 

Nuclear fusion makes stars to shine,

Tropisms make the ivy twine,

Raleigh scattering make skies so blue,

Testicular hormones are why I love you. ”

26/04/2021: In the interest of equality we should give little girls free cigarettes. Well done Theodore Dalrymple: https://www.takimag.com/article/an-age-old-story/

26/04/2021: Remember this - How a tiny country (Finland) stood against totalitarian superpowers: https://quillette.com/2021/04/20/stopped-cold-remembering-russias-catastrophic-1939-campaign-against-finland/

25/04/2021: Anzac Day and the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong. May we defeat the CCP again: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/kapyong-day-the-70th-anniversary-of-our-victory-over-communist-china-in-the-battle-of-kapyong-korea.html My father Lawrence Jones who died when I was 13 would have been 106 today. Still sadly missed.

25/04/2021: It is an awful crime but we should remember that women are also capable of ‘family violence’ especially towards children – eg a woman in Cairns murdered 8 of her children in 2014: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/24/the-death-of-innocents-and-the-hypocrisy-of-feminists/

25/04/2021: This really is big news - a new effective malaria vaccine: So far (since the DDT ban) 131 million people have died of this disease compared with 3 million from Covid: http://junksciencearchive.com/malaria_clock.html & https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2021/04/23/malaria-vaccine-study/8191619196625/

24/04/2021: China's Fishing Fleet Is Vacuuming the Oceans: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/17297/china-fishing-fleet#.YIFVhlVjjCg.twitter

24/04/2021: Definitely a must -have – a sex doll which delivers a greenie rant: https://nypost.com/2021/04/20/this-sex-doll-rants-about-how-despicable-the-human-race-is/

24/04/2021: How did ancient North Americans paint the rocks if you need pitons and ropes to climb them today http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61187

24/04/2021: Forty years of ‘global warming’ looks a lot like ‘global cooling’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/23/how-global-warming-isnt/

23/04/2021: Did Bigfoot murder pot growers: https://www.sfgate.com/streaming/article/hulu-true-crime-sasquatch-murder-cannabis-farmers-16104896.php

23/04/2021: This cat is done with the woke bullshit: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/comedy-gold-this-cat-is-done-with-the-woke-bullshit/

23/04/2021: Arizona’s audit has begun. Now what do you think will be the result when they had 105% voter turn-out? They will confirm the massive voter fraud which was in fact a coup d’etat  organized by the Chinese communist party and its allies. Arizona will want a re-vote to (at least) recall the two senators the GOP lost (there goes Biden’s majority). Then other states will follow. New Hampshire already has. If the election result is not (peacefully) overturned soon, there may even be civil war in the USA: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/breaking-happening-maricopa-county-moving-voting-machines-veterans-memorial-coliseum-az-senate-election-audit-will-performed/ Here’s how it was done: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/the-new-battlefront-in-war-is-election-machines/

22/04/2021: Pompeii take-away menu: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/recreate-the-menu-of-pompeii-ancient-pub

22/04/2021: Dershowitz is right about the preposterous Chauvin verdict. It is tantamount to a lynching: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/must-assume-jury-heard-maxine-waters-said-case-may-reversed-alan-dershowitz-weighs-chauvin-verdict-video/  Candace Owens’ take on this, “The media creates the mob and the mob rules”: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/21/owens-the-media-creates-the-mob-and-the-mob-rules/

22/04/2021: In a similar case, So many people are out of control. It is hard to see exactly what other response police can have eg when they are witnessing one person (ordered to stop) stabbing multiple people: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/police-shoot-15-year-old-knife-wielding-girl-in-columbus-heres-the-video/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/makiyah-bryant-neighbor-says-security-footage-proves-columbus-police-officer-no-choice-shoot-knife-wielding-teen-video/

22/04/2021: Greenland Ice Cores - The Real Climate Data: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/21/how-to-lie-with-global-warming-statistics/

21/04/2021: Just so you know: Waffle House is not racist – but what is it with this behaviour: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/can-get-waffle-another-weekend-waffle-house-fight-caught-video/ But no doubt Chauvin is guilty?

21/04/2021: The rebellion of workers against the woke – pay attention conservatives: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/its-an-upperclass-thing-labor-have-become-the-australian-wokers-party-and-the-workers-are-fed-up/

21/04/2021: Sloth – Covid’s biggest risk factor (and most other disease besides): https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/covid-biggest-risk-factor-is-not-being-fat-or-diabetic-but-sitting-still/

And what about this: ‘The existing scientific evidences challenge the safety and efficacy of wearing facemask as preventive intervention for COVID-19. The data suggest that both medical and non-medical facemasks are ineffective to block human-to-human transmission of viral and infectious disease such SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, supporting against the usage of facemasks.’ https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/stanford-study-noting-ineffectiveness-harm-masks-censored-twitter-now-second-study-published-cdcs-website-confirms-masks-cause-serious-side-effects/ & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/us-published-medical-study-on-the-uselessness-and-dangers-of-deadly-face-masks.html

20/04/2021: Problems with electric and self-driving cars: How do we get rid of them: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/17/the-dawn-of-the-e-vehicle-battery-environmental-disaster-discarded-even-sooner-than-expected/   & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/explosive-tesla-crash-no-one-was-driving-2-dead/

20/04/2021: How ‘wokeness’ is working out in the happiness stakes. It does not surprise me that conservative women are the happiest and leftist men the unhappiest: https://redstate.com/mike_miller/2021/04/18/conservative-women-are-the-happiest-people-in-america-any-guesses-whos-unhappiest-n363805

20/04/2021: Ingenuity helicopter flying on Mars: https://phys.org/news/2021-04-ingenuity-helicopter-successfully-flew-mars.html

19/04/2021: And about time too – where’s my money: https://babylonbee.com/news/men-demand-reparations-from-women-due-to-eve-eating-the-apple

19/04/2021: This is an insightful letter from a parent of a US$54,000 pa fee school (Brearley) which has also been taken over by communists – just like all our public schools. Time to change all this. Do read it: https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/you-have-to-read-this-letter

19/04/2021: The Peninsula War has gone where John Moore went long ago into mist and darkness as we too must who struggle (perhaps fruitlessly) against the vast evils of the present day. In 1809 Napoleon’s ultimate victory seemed certain to many, but Wellington and others fought on to eventual triumph at Waterloo. May we also see a similar triumph against the forces of the Left and Islam which seem like to overcome us today.

The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna (1817) - Charles Wolfe

“Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note,

As his corse to the rampart we hurried;

Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot

O’er the grave where our hero we buried.

 

We buried him darkly at dead of night,

The sods with our bayonets turning;

By the struggling moonbeam’s misty light

And the lantern dimly burning.

 

No useless coffin enclosed his breast,

Nor in sheet nor in shroud we wound him,

But he lay like a warrior taking his rest

With his martial cloak around him.

 

Few and short were the prayers we said,

And we spoke not a word of sorrow;

But we steadfastly gazed on the face that was dead,

And we bitterly thought of the morrow.

 

We thought, as we hollowed his narrow bed

And smoothed down his lonely pillow,

That the foe and the stranger would tread o’er his head,

And we far away on the billow!

 

Lightly they’ll talk of the spirit that’s gone

And o’er his cold ashes upbraid him,

But little he’ll reck, if they let him sleep on

In the grave where a Briton has laid him.

 

But half of our heavy task was done

When the clock struck the hour for retiring;

And we heard the distant and random gun

That the foe was sullenly firing.

 

Slowly and sadly we laid him down,

From the field of his fame fresh and gory;

We carved not a line, and we raised not a stone,

But left him alone with his glory.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Moore_(British_Army_officer)

Quitting Afghanistan: I’m sure this guy is right (he should know) but I misdoubt we could have hung on after the US had left: Afghan Association of Australia chairman Abdul Khaliq Fazal said the decision would lead to civil war, meaning the sacrifice of Australian troops could be wasted… Why would they leave before there is peace?”

NB: When defenestration was legalized: https://moonbattery.com/france-no-murder-charge-for-throwing-jew-out-window/

18/04/2021: New motorcycle carrier. I needed one of these for packrafting. This one is great. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/18/motorbike-carrier/

18/04/2021: The Prince’s Land Rover Defender hearse is my must have. Fortunately I own two of them so should not be disappointed when the time comes. (May be their first wash!) They will after all outlast me.

18/04/2021: The impossible mad green dream – why are we destroying ourselves with this stuff? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/16/us-green-impossibilities/

18/04/2021: Biden’s fake election is going down. I don’t know just when or what will be the result. (I still fear civil war in the US is likely). Deperno’s evidence is just part of it. The Arizona audit which starts in four days will be colossal: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/21357/trump-won-matthew-s-deperno-is-about-to-prove-it-in-court/

Quotes of the day: George Washington: ‘Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master…Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth…The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments…The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves…’ http://www.brainyquote.com/.../g/george_washington.html

17/04/2021: 2.5 billion T. rex roamed Earth, but not all at once: https://www.msn.com/EN-US/news/technology/study-2-5-billion-t-rex-roamed-earth-but-not-all-at-once/ar-BB1fH8XV?ocid=BingNews Given that each of them needed to consume the mass of approximately one small boy a day, that’s a lot of small boys gone missing.

17/04/2021: Beware of bobcats: https://gutsmack.com/2021/04/husband-goes-full-rambo/

17/04/2021: Brilliant: "A dangling participle walks into a bar..." http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/35355-Notes-for-copy-editors.html

17/04/2021: What not to do when you are issuing covid health warnings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4A313OAND0&t=12s

16/04/2021: Wonnangatta Revisit: ‘Calling a Spade a Bloody Shovel’ used to be one of my father’s favourite sayings. I was minded of this yesterday when Vicpol appeared completely unable to tell the difference between the two, and somehow bizarrely believed that two bricky’s spades discarded off the edge of a main highway could have been used to bury bodies in thick fire regrowth (which they seem to be mistaking for pristine wilderness!) nearly 100 km away from where the (likely) Wonnangatta murders took place – as if someone would have spent say four hours on 4WD tracks driving past hundreds of suitable spots so that they could then drive along 2WD roads for a several more hours to dispose of the bodies next to a main artery!

The man who committed this crime was not so stupid. He was quick-witted enough to commit the murders and dispose of the bodies (in the dark within a couple of hours of the couple arriving at the camp site – the camp toilet had not been used) leaving the ‘crime scene’ pristine enough that even after a year many of the police are still not willing to say that the crime actually occurred. He clearly knew he was going to commit this crime and had thoroughly planned it in his head – at least for hours. I imagine that he had them under observation for some time, waited till it went dark and they were in bed then struck. This suggests that he followed them in, or was already there. (I doubt he knew them as in that case he would have killed them on the Thursday night on the Howitt Plains when fewer people were about).

As I am unaware of any witness reports about Russell and Carol driving in then clearly no-one saw a car which followed them in then exited again in the dark either – which leaves open the possibility that it was not the ‘white ute’ that police are seeking (unless it was already there - as I said before).

In my last post about this a reader commented that ‘police’ have the ability to track phones which are switched off (or even have their batteries removed). I admit that I thought this was unlikely however I found indeed it is possible, but I can find no evidence that anyone has this ability unless they have accessed the phone prior to the desire to track it in some way (which would be unlikely in this instance). If ‘police’ had this ability they would long ago have identified where Russell, Carol and the perpetrator's phones were – and made an arrest!

Disposing of two bodies off a 4WD track in the dark involves several technical difficulties which suggest likely spots to search. I have spent over 40 years’ tracking’ along 4WD tracks looking for deer sign to start hounds on. And of course I have often found where people stop to dump dead calves, sheep carcasses and the like. You are not going to stop just anywhere – eg not on a very steep section or right next to a sharp bend ( as someone may come along unexpectedly). You want a level-ish spot with a good ‘drop-off  below where it is easy to drag/roll the bodies down and out of sight quickly.

I have stressed that word. You don’t want to be caught hanging around on a remote track disposing of dead bodies. Remember this was the Friday night of a long weekend. People will be arriving at all hours. You need to stop in a place where you can see lights coming from a long way away – so basically a long flattish section preferably with a slight downhill incline (not such a common spot if you are going uphill) so that your headlights can illuminate what you are doing. You would stop, toss the bodies on the ground then back up so that you can see where you are dragging them (a torch won’t cut it as well), then quickly drag them down 20 yards or so (2 minutes at most) and be on your way – and clearly never come back!

There are several suitable spots like that on the Zeka Spur (most likely eg if you followed them in) and on the Cynthia Range Track on the way out to Eaglevale (for example) the second most likely spot those two being the most common routes. If you are smart enough to have covered all traces at the crime scene (in a few minutes probably) you are not going to be driving out onto a 2WD road on a long weekend where there will likely be police/wildlife officers etc stopping cars eg to check gun licences etc. This is a common occurrence as anyone who frequents the Wonnangatta knows!

I have never been convinced (enough) by the quality of police searches to completely rule out that their (lost) bodies might even be in the bush in the vicinity of the campsite still, (photos show the cadaver dogs there now) but all along I thought this was a one-in-a-million chance. I have actually spoken to the people who found the burnt out camp site six days later but I do not know who found it the  next day and failed to report it. What an irresponsible person! The people six days later drove immediately up to ‘the tops’ so they could phone the police (whose response was evidently about what we are used to, eg in the case of the little lost boy they could not find at about the same time & etc!)

On the seventh day (if I had been the police) I would have been walking along the tracks I mentioned (and similar ones) with my two small Jack Russell terriers who would have immediately told me when they smelled a body (supposing my own olfactory skills were so poor as not to notice!) A year later is just about too late to be bringing out the ‘cadaver dogs’ as they have been doing, though if they look in the right place the bodies will still be there – but not buried! There is absolutely not reason to bury the bodies. The time spent doing so (an hour or more in the dark – oh sure!) would only increase the chance that someone would come along and notice.

This perpetrator is not stupid. I can see several attempts by the police (in reporting) to ‘spook’ him but they are so inconsistent and poorly thought out they would clearly not have that effect on any (evil) intelligent person. For example inconsistently stating the numbers (one/some) of people in the white ute. If you know there are two you say ‘two’ so that the one less guilty will come forward in the expectation that police are close behind. You do not say that the ‘shovels’ were found in bush ‘where no human has even walked’ (when they were obviously thrown/fallen off from a vehicle anyway). Really if no-one had ever walked there how did the shovels get there?

As a policemen you need to give some indication you are smarter than the criminal. This is not the way to do it. You can be sure the perpetrator is closely reading every word that is written about this crime. (NB I note that the reporters may be to blame for some/all of these slips. The reporting of this matter and most others has been appalling)

My own ‘hunch’ about this is that the perpetrator is an evil ‘copycat’ who decided to emulate the very similar 1916 murders in pretty much the same spot where the bodies were also removed from the scene – you would hope police searched the spots where the 1916 bodies were found - though I doubt they would be there. Some recent reports:

https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/police-move-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-to-mount-hotham-area/news-story/dbc205908ec032aec7c2dc0195548ff3  & https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/police-move-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-to-mount-hotham-area/news-story/dbc205908ec032aec7c2dc0195548ff3  & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts-victoria/detectives-pause-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-await-forensic-tests-for-two-shovels/news-story/c6e4f7462284832ef5cb21b4bbf31ce0  & https://www.9news.com.au/national/mysterious-disappearance-of-campers-russell-hill-carol-clay-mount-hotham-victoria/16ad67b3-d318-4cc5-ac3f-f14b6c8bdc4f &   https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/criminal-psychologist-tim-watsonmunro-believes-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-met-with-foul-play/news-story/9679014d5dd2d4c8fc9577ecc0ed5f47  & https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9472341/Russell-Hill-Carol-Clay-Investigation-missing-campers-PAUSED-discovery-new-clues.html

16/04/2021: We must fight back against the ‘elites’ or we are doomed: https://www.steynonline.com/11218/the-perversion-of-public-discourse

16/04/2021: The new Domino Theory: France is probably lost: https://www.thenewneo.com/2021/04/12/i-think-france-may-be-lost/

16/04/2021: Remember when ‘manly’ and ‘brave’ used to be virtues: https://moonbattery.com/from-lou-gehrig-to-aaron-hicks-in-only-82-years/ After the speech what was there but to die horribly and have the disease named after him.

15/04/2021: South Coast Track Fiordland NZ: Waitutu to Westies: I can't believe it is five years ago today we were there. Time for another trip. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/14/south-coast-track-fiordland-nz-waitutu-to-westies/

15/04/2021: Who would want to be a policeman today: https://www.aol.com/news/ex-officer-kim-potter-charged-161300713.html

Contrast this: https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/no-charges-against-officer-who-shot-ashli-babbitt-doj_3776023.html

15/04/2021: Jack Russells fear nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1q63v6Dd3c&t=49s

14/04/2021: Do clean your teeth: https://www.studyfinds.org/gum-disease-alzheimers-disease/

14/04/2021: This is about as stupid as Albanese thinking you could charge your car with solar overnight: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/as-useful-as-boobs-on-a-bull.html

14/04/2021: I found these two essays deeply disturbing – yet (sadly) I do not doubt their truth: https://quillette.com/2021/04/06/when-sons-become-daughters-part-ii-parents-of-transitioning-boys-speak-out-on-their-own-suffering/ & https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/reflections/2021/04/the-very-devil-of-a-thing-to-comprehend/

13/04/2021:

https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-0/p552x414/172135415_3911947322206208_2713711719342684249_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=v3ihnaCFtu0AX85gj9-&_nc_ht=scontent-syd2-1.xx&tp=6&oh=acc104c717c67755df1e5d1f2c8bdb13&oe=609C3B32

13/04/2021:

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/iowahawk_obese_women_stunning_brave_03-27-2021.jpg

13/04/2021: Fossil Fuel Decline – Really? https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/making-people-believe-nonsense-the-imaginary-decline-of-fossil-fuels/

13/04/2021: The Krag-Jorgensen Rifle, a fascinating historical insight: https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2021/4/9/the-krag-jorgensen-americas-first-bolt-action-service-rifle (Particularly the anecdote about the Moro uprising).

12/04/2021: Humanities has just gone away. That is why it is in a sad decline. It has eschewed its core curriculum, just as our political parties have deserted their key constituencies as both move inexorably to the left. The Liberal Party is today much further to the left than the Labor Party was when I was a young man, and the Labor Party is now to the left of where the Communist Party was then! Don’t get me started on monstrous evil of the Greens! https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/09/this-is-not-a-chicken-and-egg-problem/

12/04/2021: Port Arthur 25 Years: Has everyone forgotten that various levels of government slapped a 75-100 year secrecy lock on the events at Port Arthur so that no-one then alive could ever know the truth of the events which occurred on that day? Nothing could better indicate the absurdity of Martin Bryant’s supposed ‘guilt’ or responsibility for this massacre. There is (unfortunately) no way this poor imbecile either did or could have carried out this awful crime. Someone/s who was an expert marksman had to have been involved – and the government/s of the day also had to have been complicit (at least in the cover up). The fact that witness testimony swearing that the gunman was not Bryant (from a man who had known him all his life) was suppressed and that witness was suddenly made dead should send a chill through all of us. Using the event as an excuse to disarm Australians (whilst at the same time arming the Indonesian military with 100,000 of our confiscated weapons!) was also reprehensible, particularly when you look at how deaths from guns had been falling on a very even curve (and continued to do so without even a blip) before and after the event. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/behindthescenes/port-arthur-massacre-changed-gun-laws-but-still-no-firearms-registry-25-years-on/news-story/b7d072bea176ad4e57d3937223f5afc8 & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/former-prime-minister-john-howard-calls-on-nations-leaders-to-uphold-gun-control-laws/news-story/75ab88000756b4761776019833c7d7fa

12/04/2021: Sanjeev on sanity (and arithmetic) – with thanks for introducing me to a new word ‘crore’ or ten million. I too have been over the hype about this virus now for over a year. Sure, I recognized early on that it was a new and deadly type of flu but it soon emerged that it was no deadlier than many earlier ones and so merited no greater response than they did. However even they merited some more public health response (in terms of prevention) than has hitherto been the case. Improving people’s levels of Vitamin D and Zinc for example would have saved many lives, as would making available cheap effective treatments such as has proved to be the case with eg Hydroxychloroquine, Ivomec, Betadine & etc. But now we come to the absurd responses to the vaccines (both from members of the public – and government). There are those who view the vaccines (particularly the Mrna ones) as some sort of mass extermination systems. This seems so vanishingly unlikely…I misdoubt that the Israelis (for example) who are a bit more used to mass extermination than most folks would have allowed almost their entire population to be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine if it were likely to have this consequence! Then there are all the absurd innumerate responses to the risk (of the vaccine relative to the disease). To date we have 2,948,567 deaths worldwide from 136,609,182  cases = .21% (Australia : 909/20412 = .0445%). In Australia we have had so far over 840,000 people vaccinated with zero deaths and one case of blood clotting (from whatever cause) quickly treated. The ratio of the risk of death from the disease as compared to the vaccine is therefore at the moment infinity to one! You just can’t get safer than that. https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/12/returning-australia-to-sanity-the-crucial-importance-of-a-sense-of-proportion/

 

An end to hygiene theatre. Can we please have a similar cessation of the dreadful virtual signalling of mask wearing? https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/08/health/coronavirus-hygiene-cleaning-surfaces.html

 

11/04/2021: Knee Cure News: OK, so there is a new thing you can do and I had it done yesterday, so it is early days yet. But…It is called Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation. Put simply it zaps the nerves coming from the knee which are causing you the pain and turns them off for around a year, perhaps two. It’s costing me $400 plus some extra for anaesthetists, hospital expenses etc – cheap at half the price! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/11/knee-cure-news/

 

11/04/2021: On Peter Walsh’s Death on this day in 2015: He was Finance Minister in the Hawke Government. He was possibly the last economically literate Labor leader. Comparing him to the commie rabble running the party now evokes the cry, ‘Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.’(Dante)‘Walsh was not selective in his hatred of rent-seekers and protectionists: He despised trade union leaders as much as he despised farm and business leaders for their special interest pleading. And he was just as withering in his critiques of the environmental movement’s anti-growth agenda….He abhorred the rising influence of the environmental movement on the Labor Party and wrote that “since the 1980s Australian Labor Party policy has been incrementally hijacked by well-heeled, self-indulgent, morally vain and would-be authoritarian activists whom the media often describes as the intelligentsia”.’ From his obit in the Australian.

11/04/2021: “Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns; why should we let them have ideas?” Joseph Stalin.

11/04/2021:

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11/04/2021: News You won’t See - Death of a Climate Sceptic: https://spectator.com.au/2021/04/prince-philip-climate-sceptic-already-spinning-in-his-grave/ The reality is that the long view (eg geology) has always shown that there has been a succession of Ice Ages for the last several million years and that we are (for approx 12,000 years now) in an inter-glacial ‘warming’ before the (next) ice age returns; that the earth has been steadily cooling since the high point of the inter-glacial 8,000 years ago and continues to do so; that CO2 has very little relevance – indeed CO2 peaks approx 800 years after warming peaks (not the other way around, ie warming causes an increase in CO2 - by outgassing from the oceans). There is very little (or nothing) we can do to prevent ‘climate change’ whose causes remain largely unknown and even if they were known they are well beyond anything humans can effect (eg celestial mechanics, solar output, vulcanism etc). Mitigation remains our only course of action. The long view is that we must prepare our technology for coping with a cooler world where large areas of high (ie towards the poles) land will become unlivable and similar areas of habitable land will (re)emerge from the seas. Crop seasons will shorten. Reliable energy sources (ie not ‘renewables’ will become ever more vital). Most of the human race will have to move over time. But there is likely plenty of time. These processes don’t usually happen overnight!

10/04/2021: Vale Sir Philip Mountbatten, (Knight of Australia and many other things). What a life you had. You saw Stalin, Churchill, Roosevelt, Kennedy, Thatcher, Reagan & Trump go by. The beginning and end of World War 2 and the Cold War, almost the whole duration of the USSR and the EU – a huge slice of history, and you knew most of the players personally.

10/04/2021: The World’s Lightest Off-Road Motorcycle (60 kg)  – must have: http://www.fxbikes.com/

10/04/2021: Fusion this decade - perhaps: https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a36065327/nuclear-reactor-makes-fusion-viable-by-2030/

08/04/2021: Snowpiercer? Too dangerous by far: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/06/dangerously-stupid-science-solar-geoengineering/ & https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/07/be-afraid-scientists-at-work/

08/04/2021: A technique to produce transplantable livers in the laboratory: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-04-technique-transplantable-livers-laboratory.html

 

08/04/2021: How True is this: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/07/the-imaginary-climate-crisis-how-can-we-change-the-message-a-talk-by-richard-lindzen/ PS: I think he makes a very fair point about those who advocate ‘accepting the science’ ie that one should ask them eg to explain the ‘Second Law of Thermodynamics’ or similar. Those who urge ‘acceptance of science’ would be hard put to explain ‘science’.

07/04/2021: What is it with this Marise Payne ‘Prime Minister for Women’ bullshit Scott? She is a dead duck – and so is the issue: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/marise-the-prime-minister-for-women-reports-on-task-force-photo-session.html

07/04/2021: The Great Hydrogen Bubble – this idea is just as silly as Swift’s idea of extracting sunshine from cucumbers, only more costly: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/27/david-bidstrup-guest-post-hydrogen-hopes/

07/04/2021: Peter Dutton on unsung heroes – well done guys: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/magnificent-statement-from-minister-for-home-affairs-peter-dutton-mp-well-done-minister.html

06/04/2021: Seems like the George Floyd trial is about as dead in the water as he is. If you die of a Fentanyl overdose (four times the lethal dose) whilst being legally restrained against resisting arrest (as per the police training manual), that is surely the end of the matter: https://moonbattery.com/chauvin-prosecutors-dismiss-autopsy-findings/

06/04/2021: Shades of ‘Awakenings’? The return of ‘sleeping sickness’ in Sweden: https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-41748485

06/04/2021: Reagan: Just as true now as it was in 1975. eg “Balancing the budget is like protecting your virtue. You have to learn to say, ‘No’”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNmnmdtcdcg&t=100s

06/04/2021: Ouch: Trap Shooters: Stop Resting Your Shotgun Barrel On Your Foot! https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/trap-shooters-stop-resting-the-barrel-on-your-foot-nsfw/

05/04/2021: Thomson Autumn Packraft: Perhaps the last lovely canoeing day of 2021's autumn. Time to spend a few hours on one of my favourite rivers. As I mentioned in this post Thomson River Packrafting Day Trip you can enjoy a number of different day trips on this beautiful river if you haven't enough time for a multi-day trip like this Only the Moon and Me or How Green was My River. But you should some time.

I have just installed a new motorbike carrier on our old Disco so I was all ready to try it out on a beautiful 26C autumn day with .21 metres of water at Coopers Creek near the minimum - though I have been down the river enjoyably albeit with many scrapes at .18!

I stopped well back Probably nearly 2 km from the end of the track as I do not fancy riding down really steep sections (old bones break too easily) or the difficulties one can encounter 4WDing back up them, so I parked my (Yamaha 225cc) motorcycle here on the Mitchell Creek Track.

This canoe trip takes about three hours. It took me about an hour to get from Cowwarr Weir to the river and about half an hour to go back from there for my bike. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/05/thomson-autumn-packraft/

05/04/2021: Maybe China could not conquer even Taiwan after all, so why all the sabre rattling Xi. Seems to me there must be a huge powder keg there and that regime change is the real fear: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2021/04/china-and-the-looming-warfare-over-taiwan/

05/04/2021: Right on Jo: The biggest ‘problem’ is alienation from the natural world and the failure of ‘education’. Capitalism has been an amazing success and the world just keeps getting to be a better place: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/half-the-population-trapped-in-media-fantasy-world-of-doom/

05/04/2021: So much for privacy: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/stolen-data-of-533-million-facebook-users-leaked-online-2021-4?r=US&IR=T The good news is that Zuckerburg’s phone number was amongst them: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/mark-zuckerbergs-phone-number-among-personal-data-533-million-facebook-users-leaked-hackers/

04/04/2021:  I love Theodore Dalrymple. What a book review! Well what a book really, and no doubt written at the public expense! When you notice that your taxes have gone up you really should ask yourself where has the money gone and do you want it back? Here’s an example of this execrable book, “The negative value of the end of anthropocentrism is where the jubilance of the world begins. The everything else that comes at the end of these systems is primarily only really the end of the primacy of one isomorphic functioning mode of knowledge. Difference and proliferation which seethes beneath in a germinal state has the capacity to express when the anthropocentric mode is diminished to one of many ways, historical or majoritarian-hysterical.” As Theodore observes, “Her style made The Critique of Pure Reason seem as light and witty as The Importance of Being Earnest.”  https://www.takimag.com/article/easy-to-put-down/ 

04/04/2021: Thank goodness there are still people like Sanjeev in the world. PS I personally remember real pandemics: polio, TB, diphtheria, small pox – malaria for goodness sakes (100 million + dead!) – just to name a few. A great many people suffered and died. Many I knew and loved. I caught and survived most of them too. But there was no economic devastation, no attack on our freedoms. Just a quiet continuing effort to conquer and eliminate the diseases themselves. This pandemic has been the enemy of the people, its freedom and its wealth – but without actually killing almost anyone: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/04/04/please-start-your-own-fear-removal-experiments-a-report-on-what-ive-found-to-date/

04/04/2021: Just an Easter reminder that Christianity is the most oppressed religion in the world. In China it is not just Falun Gong and Moslems who are being suppressed. Millions of Christians are too: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/chinese-christians-held-secret-brainwashing-camps-say-sources/

03/04/2021: Hiking Hydro Power: A friend (thank you Bruce) sent me a link to one of these great gadgets which sent me off on a search of the possibilities, since many of us hike/hunt in mountain areas where there is often ample flowing water. Something like this would also be good for providing power to your Wilderness Hut.

What you have here is a Waterproofed DC dynamo powered by a prop (or turbine) basically with a transformer circuit which stabilises the output to 5 volts then charges a battery which can then be used to draw off power for a multitude of uses.

All these are small systems in the range 5 to around 20 watts which would be sufficient for most people's modest backcountry purposes providing they have access to a good steady flow of fast moving water with a good 'head' (ie fall).

This one is the 'Waterlily' one of the best priced units I found. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/03/hiking-hydro-power/

03/04/2021: Was Jesus in fact not from Nazareth? Interesting to say the least: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/jesuss-childhood-home-actually-38-miles-current-day-nazareth-expert-believes-may-case/

03/04/2021: Global Temperature is up .01C on the average of the last forty years. Please don’t panic: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/04/02/uah-global-temperature-update-for-march-2021-0-01-deg-c/

03/04/2021: From the Bureau of Statistics : This is what they trashed the country for – nothing to see here: https://catallaxyfiles.com/files/2021/04/DB-1.png

02/04/2021: The Raincoat Swag – and other mods: The humble raincoat is so often a life-saver. There is no other item so vital for your survival that you should take into the bush as some type of shelter (even if it is only the humble $2 space blanket which so easily slips in your breast pocket). For most people though that will be their raincoat, so it is important to realise just what you can do with it.

As with so many things such realisations often only come after a lifetime of failing to recognise them (hopefully this is not a fatal mistake!) I recently realised (after nearly 70 years) for example that toothpaste is a liquid. All the disputes about how to best handle toothpaste tubes come to an abrupt end after you understand this, and thenceforth always keep the tube in an upright position standing on its lid. The toothpaste always comes out easily then and keeps on doing so until the very last (unexpected you will find out) drop (or dollop)!

Of course the same is true (ie failing to recognise things) eg  when people continue to wear their raincoats when caught out for prolonged periods eg overnight in heavy freezing rain. Water strips away heat at least twenty times more efficiently than does air (why it is often used to cool things; – think car radiators for example). In such a situation as the above this becomes a life-threatening situation which must be addressed by taking your raincoat off! And holding or securing it above you to create an air gap. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/04/01/the-raincoat-swag-and-other-mods/

02/04/2021: A Pocket History of Vaccination (with some surprises): https://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/the-unexpected-history-vaccines/

02/04/2021: How bright they are: solar panels charging your car overnight: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/04/therapeutic-albaneses-solar-panels-charging-the-electric-car-overnight.html

No wonder that green energy is now perceived as an existential threat to the German economy (not just Germany peeps): https://joannenova.com.au/2021/04/green-energy-an-existential-threat-to-german-economy-declares-supreme-auditors/

Meanwhile, Greta Thunberg's plastic garbage filled Tesla: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8SyoRwV_To&t=62s

01/04/2021: A Good Yarn – the Maid of Lincoln: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61072

01/04/2021: Alan Moran is quite right about ‘going broke by being woke’Australia needs several new coal-fired (HELE) power stations just like eg China and India are building thousands of (to burn our coal) so we can once again have the cheapest energy in the world – not to mention reliable: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/going-broke-by-being-woke-not-embracing-coal-undermines-our-economic-superiority/video/458855a63331af57993d522895634343

01/04/2021: Things you should know about Michel Foucault (since the whole world now sings to his playbook): https://moonbattery.com/michel-foucault-founding-father-of-wokism/

31/03/2021: I’m with this guy (completely). BTW His name ie Mark Dice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4J2SZw0Fl0

31/03/2021: Forty Years Ago Today. “Honey, I forgot to duck,” he said. What a guy: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/40-years-ago-today-ronald-reagan-was-shot-outside-a-washington-hotel

And another: Maggie, the Greatest Woman of the Twentieth Century – she certainly was: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/24/the-greatest-woman-of-the-twentieth-century-2/ We shall not see their like again.

31/03/2021: 100 Years of the RAAF – sorry I missed this: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/raaf-centenary-flypast-today-in-canberra.html

30/03/2021: What sort of country is it where you are sacked for telling obvious truths: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/jeremy-cordeaux-sacked-for-saying-brittany-higgins-was-a-silly-girl-who-got-drunk.html

30/03/2021: CS Lewis was so insightful, predicting so much of the modern ‘woke’ movement as long ago as WW2 in his ‘Screwtape Letters’: https://townhall.com/columnists/jaredwhitley/2021/03/27/how-cs-lewis-predicted-woke-education-could-turn-democracy-into-dictatorship-n2586801?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=03/27/2021&bcid=575bc00128510eae2a069e63ebe3ef4d&recip=27779883

30/03/2021: Della and I had the Astra-Zenika vaccine yesterday. No reactions at all so far (as expected). Given that (eg) in the US there have been <2,000 deaths after covid vaccination (from all causes – but see my ‘Post Hoc’ post 21/02) after approx 140 million people vaccinations (.0000142%) as compared with a death rate from the virus as high as 5% ie 352,112 times higher, I think vaccination makes more sense even if (like me) you think the disease was extraordinarily overblown in the public mind. Helps to be able to do simple arithmetic though!

29/03/2021: Xiaomi to launch the world's first liquid lens smartphone camera: https://newatlas.com/mobile-technology/xiaomi-mi-mix-liquid-lens/

29/03/2021: A truly great primer in economics for the layman, eg: ‘The question is not whether we wish to see everybody as well off as possible. Among men of good will such an aim can be taken for granted. The real question concerns the proper means of achieving it. And in trying to answer this we must never lose sight of a few elementary truisms. We cannot distribute more wealth than is created. We cannot in the long run pay labor as a whole more than it produces. The best way to raise wages, therefore, is to raise labor productivity.’ https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2021/03/taxing-and-spending-and-failing/

29/03/2021: Men in Skirts: https://twitter.com/GuardianFashion/status/1374714123804569603?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1374714123804569603%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmoonbattery.com%2F

“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

28/03/2021: Wonnangatta Murder Mystery: Sounds like police are getting closer to solving this. They have now narrowed the suspect/s down to someone in a dual cab ute and clearly also have some phone records which will identify him/them. Apparently they have now also brought in cadaver dogs to assist with the search and have actually increased the number of detectives working on the case: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/4wd-key-as-police-close-in-on-high-country-suspect/news-story/876e9df34a4a3590b9b8506c18d865dc & https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/crime/cadaver-dogs-brought-in-to-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/97c9f02d82882d0eb20abf236031db4e

Previous: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/drone-found-in-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/ae112e4e46c4d10af27164935391887c & https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/white-ute-remains-untraced-in-case-of-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/0e88d761ae1d759b592a789fb92157ad

28/03/2021: DIY Ultralight Pipe Gun: In places where they are legal people might consider making one of these eg for protection from predators of various sorts, survival situations or to secure food for the pot. They can be stowed safely in two pieces and take up very little space and weight.

When separated in its two pieces (eg in separate bags) there is very little to tell that it is a gun at all. In the one pictured below for example, if one was to weld a wheel nut sized socket on the end of the ‘handle’ I think it would pass most people’s inspection as a tool for assisting with removing flat tyres from vehicles when traveling eg around Australia.

One made in .410 gauge (which has a number of shell options including solids) would be flexible, useful, reasonably lightweight without the obvious dangers of the bigger 12 gauge brother which in many cases would be ‘overkill’ – at least for the ultralight hiker. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/27/diy-ultralight-pipe-gun/

28/03/2021: China’s Demographic Trap: China this century is on track to experience history’s most dramatic demographic collapse in the absence of war or disease. Today, the country has a population more than four times larger than America’s. By 2100, the U.S. will probably have more people than China: https://nationalinterest.org/feature/coming-demographic-collapse-china-180960

28/03/2021: Now Sydney Uni wants to sack people who are ‘disrespectful’. How you would avoid this I don’t know. We were there in the early 70s when the communists were just starting to take over. They have clearly long since won. As with the ABC/SBS – and the public service in general, the communists have taken now over completely. ‘We the people’ need to sack all these folks in great numbers (say 10% per year until further notice) as they are not merely parasites on everyone but also parasites trying to control the host, not just ruin it: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/03/sydney-uni-wants-to-be-able-to-sack-disrespectful-staff/ PS: Now we have the same sort of ‘correct speech’ rubbish being insisted on in Parliament with Scott (this morning) sending his own members to ‘re-education camps’! Unbelievable.You have to be able to (give and) take the ‘rough and tumble’ boys and girls.

28/03/2021: Even with military and cops everywhere the ‘great cities’ of the US are lost. Eg What life actually looks like under the Democrats. Philadephia at night (last Republican mayor 1952): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOBoDT-3oM0&t=643s Or watch this video as two teenage girls murder a taxi driver in Washington for no apparent reason: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/13-15-year-old-girls-charged-with-murdering-uber-eats-driver-after-carjacking.html

27/03/2021: A Must Watch - Pat Condell on Free Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epozNGNU6Yg PS: He is right about ‘common purpose’. You will be hearing more about that.

27/03/2021: Welcome to 3D Printed Houses: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/homeless-man-becomes-first-person-to-live-in-3d-printed-house-see-inside/

27/03/2021: Biden - Sad and Pathetic: https://twitter.com/i/status/1375192102796075009 Tucker’s take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEucxkTUG2c

27/03/2021: Immigration Success Stories: “19 per cent of young people in Victorian prisons are African-‘Australians’ (despite making up less than 0.5 per cent of the state’s youth population)” https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/26/everything-in-moderation/

26/03/2021: Bears having fun - FF to about 1 minute in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm8WXtrmjjg&t=184s

26/03/2021: SpaceX's Starlink Raises Download Speed Goal From 1Gbps to 10Gbps (& Goodbye NBN): https://au.pcmag.com/networking/85130/spacexs-starlink-raises-download-speed-goal-from-1gbps-to-10gbps

And it’s not just SpaceX. NZ’s ‘Rocket Lab’ has launched 104 satellites: https://www.space.com/rocket-lab-launch-seven-satellites-march-2021

26/03/2021: We don’t want to be like ‘renewable powerhouse’ South Australia: ‘The inbound flow (from coal elsewhere) is 450MW (a third of the demand), gas is providing a flow of 850MW and the battery 10MW.’ https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/25/the-hard-part-of-getting-to-net-zero-demonstrated-by-south-australia/

25/03/2021: A .30 Calibre Semi-Automatic Air Rifle – what’s not to like: https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2021/3/21/preview-hatsan-blitz-air-rifle

25/03/2021: Things you should not do at work (or anywhere else for that matter): https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/peta-credlin-claims-historical-gay-orgies-took-place-at-parliament-house/news-story/ca0f9e7274174706c1e9bf4115a692e8

25/03/2021: Denmark rejects multi-culturalism (and prospers) Let’s do it too. From their PM, ‘As a society, we must step more into character and stick to our Danish values. We must not accept that democracy is replaced with hatred in parallel societies. Radicalization must not be protected. It must be revealed…The government will rethink its integration efforts so that it is based to a greater extent on clear requirements and clear expectations with a focus on law and duty…Basically, it must be the case that once you have been granted residence in Denmark, you must of course support yourself. If this is not possible for a period of time, the government will propose that you — in return for your social welfare benefit — be obliged to contribute the equivalent of a normal working week of 37 hours. These are some of the tasks ahead of us in the new year.’ https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/17197/denmark-parallel-societies

But here we have top migrants. Keep on protecting us like this, please government: https://richardsonpost.com/harryrichardson/21096/asio-cucks-to-islam/

24/03/2021:Ultralight Tipi Design: I came across this truly brilliant small DIY tipi design over at Quest Outfitters (where they sell a kit for it for US$77.50 – Mar 2021) when I was looking to buy some other DIY supplies. I was so impressed by it I asked Nick, its inventor for permission to reproduce it here and he kindly agreed. Nick has done rather a lot more work than I began with my post Seamless Tyvek Tipi. For example he has worked out where the centre is and a method to close it properly. His website has complete instructions for making the tarp in a variety of sizes. The 9′ wide one (pictured) weighs 23 oz (655 grams) in 1.3 oz/yd2 silnylon (add floor to that) and sets up with a 6′ (1.8 metre) pole. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/24/nixitarp-tipi-design/

24/03/2021: Drone Footage of Iceland Volcano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuMeLv9_oS0&t=99s

24/03/2021: Help, I lost my body. I’ll just grow a new one: https://www.popsci.com/story/animals/slugs-organisms-photosynthesis/

24/03/2021: Of course these floods are ‘unprecedented’. My memories of the 1955 Maitland floods are illusory as are those of my older relatives of the hottest years on record (by a long shot still) in the late 1930s. PS In some of the photos I can actually see some of my relatives: may aunt on the first floor verandah surrounded by floodwaters; my uncle manning a lifeboat in the main street & etc: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/a-taste-of-the-1955-floods-in-nsw.html

23/03/2021: Meanwhile sea shanties are (deservedly) back to Number One on the charts: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56463078

23/03/2021: Just because we don’t understand prehistoric ‘writing’ doesn’t mean that it wasn’t: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Illustration-of-engraving-phases.jpg

23/03/2021: Regarding Parliament House boozing and swyving: When I was an employee it was a sacking offence to be under the influence or engage in private liaisons at work. It was not a reason to cry out, ‘Poor Me’. I have had more than enough of paying for this spoilt ‘culture’.

22/03/2021: While you are enjoying the floods, can I remind you that last year’s (non-record) bushfires were supposedly brought to you by ‘global warming’ – and not Dorothea Mackellar?

22/03/2021: Toyota warns that switching to electric cars would require doubling electricity generation (apart from solving the problem of fast charging) and where is that (reliable?) electricity to come from? Nuclear? https://pjmedia.com/culture/bryan-preston/2021/03/19/toyota-warns-again-about-electrifying-all-autos-is-anyone-listening-n1433674

22/03/2021: NB: John Maynard Keynes would have been in the poor house if he had had to make a living from his economic skills: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/21/keynesian-malpractice-started-early/

21/03/2021: The Nazi-Fighting Women of the Jewish Resistance: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/18/opinion/sunday/Jewish-women-Nazi-fighters.html

21/03/2021: A great article on the ‘new’ totalitarianism. This is not ‘The Black Death’. Consider this important point for example, ‘Health Minister Greg Hunt has stated on 20 February 2021 that “the world is engaged in the largest clinical trial; the largest global vaccination trial ever”. This is correct. We only have emergency use authorisation for the vaccines. This means they must be used only for a serious or life-threatening illness where it is reasonable to believe that the vaccine is effective and its benefits outweigh any risks, and when there are no adequate approved, alternative medical countermeasures. The primary endpoint for these vaccine trials has been PCR-confirmed symptomatic covid-19. Many experts believe that these studies should have examined whether the vaccine prevents frail elderly people from dying, something also not possible to determine from the studies given their small sample size in this age cohort.’ https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/20/political-resistance-to-totalitarian-policies/

21/03/2021: ‘The Last Assassin: The Hunt for the Killers of Julius Caesar’. Sounds like a good read. Somehow one forgets that the motivation (al la Shakespeare) for the assassination was to prevent the creation of an emperor. That worked out well. I guess you might think similarly that the motivation for the Russian revolution was the creation of a better society: https://strategypage.com/bookreviews/2159

20/03/2021: Just how long will it be before the predators work out how to scam the Sexual Consent App? https://nationalpost.com/news/world/australia-proposes-app-to-document-sexual-consent-but-experts-say-it-misinterprets-the-circumstances-of-sexual-abuse

20/03/2021: Let’s forget those big batteries and just build some new HELE or Thorium generators please: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/19/craig-brooking-michael-bowden-guest-post-firming-re-power-with-batteries/

20/03/2021: The Chinese military machine is primed for world hegemony but will the regime simply collapse like the Soviet Union did and reveal itself to have been a ‘paper tiger’ after all: https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2021-3-17-is-china-about-to-win-in-the-battle-for-the-future

19/03/2021: The past continues to give up its secrets: https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/israel-finds-2000-yr-old-biblical-manuscripts-662148

19/03/2021: Moby Dick might have been quite devious after all: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/17/sperm-whales-in-19th-century-shared-ship-attack-information?fbclid=IwAR20F1LOWFBFzHKENoJ-eZmDFgpY4TJX7P8LzJjRsQUvZMY1o4j1EFIvBXQ

19/03/2021: Well done once again One Nation: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/03/great-work-from-malcolm-roberts-and-pauline-hanson-senate-votes-to-confirm-use-of-proper-english-lan.html

18/03/2021: Wilderness Hut: I am so glad there are others who are also not wholly smitten by the ‘leave no trace’ religion. In any number of unlikely places over the years I have come across ingeniously constructed huts and fishing/hunting camps sprinkled (without eg Government or Parks Vic’s blessing or knowledge) throughout our wonderful Victorian mountains.

These are not the (official) huts that ‘everyone’ knows about – and which even appear on maps – like the one at Black Snake Creek on the Wonnangatta River which is nearly a hundred years old now (constructed by the last resident of that 1930’s gold mining town, Harry Gee).

The huts I am speaking of were constructed with great effort and skill away from vehicular access, and usually well camouflaged so that they are not readily found by aerial searches. If a hut is only around 10′ x 10′ (or less) – adequate for comfy shelter for (say) four people on a winter’s night, and has been blotch-painted, it is extremely hard to find on Google Earth – even when you know exactly where it is. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/18/wilderness-hut/

18/03/2021: Our education system is a mess. Naplan was the single Gillard achievement I supported but it has been gutted by the trendies. Vast amounts of cash wasted on useless years of ‘schooling’ without improving actual education which is now worse than it was when my parents were at school in the 1920s: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/17/education-cover-up/

18/03/2021: Sometimes you have doubts about your own child raising. Who really is the child abuser here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/activist-attacked-streets-montreal-campaigning-giving-puberty-blockers-children/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/horror-father-faces-arrest-jail-time-trying-stop-doctors-transitioning-middle-school-daughter-boy-video/ & Wow: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/wth-8-year-old-social-media-star-dating-13-year-old-influencer-moms-blessing/

18/03/2021: Harrison Bergeron is coming to a town near you: https://lawliberty.org/harrison-bergerons-equitable-tyranny/

15/03/2021: My Octopus Teacher – worth a look: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/81045007

15/03/2021: If this is happening in a democracy imagine what it will be like under Chinese rule: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/two-years-uk-testing-new-globalist-surveillance-technology-tracks-stores-web-browsing-every-british-citizen/ 

 

15/03/2021: The US election fraud: 53 million fake voters. The maths does not lie even if Joe does. I admit I hadfn’t realized it was quite that big. Yes, something must be done, but what? https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/21010/was-i-completely-wrong/

15/03/2021: I said it weeks ago, but WA has proved me right: conservatives must stop following commies down their rat holes: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/13/aussie-green-conservative-leader-obliterated-in-state-election/

14/03/2021: Windy Old Weather: 'Windy Old Weather'. I guess  you have all heard the old sea shanty at one time or another and you know the refrain, 'When the wind blows, We'll all go together'.

If you are high on some solitary mountain top in the Victorian Alps and a 'Southerly Buster' comes rolling in off the Bight, or you are hiking the South Coast Track on the bottom of Tassie in the 'Roaring Forties' it is all too likely your tent will disappear into the night like the Cheshire Cat's smile. There are ways to avoid this. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/14/windy-old-weather/

14/03/2021: Astonishing: Chopping wood without arms – no NDIS for him I suspect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTuMkLwxm-U

 

14/03/2021: Awesome Arrow Penetration: https://www.facebook.com/precisioncrafted/ & https://fb.watch/4cXhTOuHwG/

 

14/03/2021: A Terrifying Eye Opener: ‘There is nor flying hence nor tarrying here. I gin to be aweary of the sun, And wish the estate o' the world were now undone.’ (Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5) Understanding Nihilism: ‘At the core of totalitarian thought and behavior is the practice of forfeiting personhood to a consecrated idea. When a society elevates the idea above the sanctity of individual life, citizens suffer abuse, coercion, violence, and pain. Millions die because political idolatry presupposes perpetual human sacrifice.’ https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/history/articles/anna-geifman-russian-revolution

 

13/03/2021: Amazing drone footage inside a bowling alley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgS54fqKxf0&t=87s

 

13/03/2021: Clearly we need Orcas, not Barracudas. This costly mistake needs to be ended forthwith: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/03/our-unstoppable-cane-toad-class-submarines/ The biggest ‘elephant’ is the enormous expansion of the Chinese military – especially its navy. Now almost larger than the combined fleets of the rest of the world – and you didn’t think there was going to be a World War 3?

13/03/2021: Ancient Greek Antikythera ‘computer’ decoded: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/mar/12/scientists-move-closer-to-solving-mystery-of-antikythera-mechanism?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

12/03/2021: An Ultralight Hammock: You can now make a hammock which weighs (well) under 150 grams including suspensions system! Given that you can also make a hammock tarp which weighs less than this (too) including tie-outs and pegs, (so a total carry weight of sub 300 grams!) you should seriously consider hammocking as an option, or at least as an alternative choice to your tent when you fail to find a suitable tent site at the end of a long day.

This is particularly apposite (in forested areas obviously) when you can expect very wet conditions (as in Fiordland). If you are unable to camp on the ground, you will be in very serious trouble indeed (there) if you only have a ten or tarp. People die. Be warned. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/12/an-ultralight-hammock/

12/03/2021: Remember Gulliver encountering this guy, ‘He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put in vials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers’? Australia’s ‘energy ‘ policy now looks far less sensible than this! https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/11/further-progress-in-australias-suicidal-energy-policies/ & https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/03/12/is-the-energy-security-board-a-joke-name-for-the-organisation/

 

12/03/2021: The new censorship method. I must say I have already experienced this –indeed the whole cancel culture phenomenon is seriously worrying: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/03/upper-class-copying-censorship-tactics-from-china/

 

12/03/2021: What was it all about?  Sweden reports fewer deaths in 2020 than 2012: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/sweden-reports-fewer-deaths-in-2020-than-2012-after-rejecting-globalist-consensus-on-covid-19-policy/

 

11/03/2021: The burger goes the way of the dodo? Maybe, ‘They’re aren’t eating or drinking this stuff because they like it but because their cult tells them to.’ Exactly. Yesterday I was standing behind a loud customer at the garage who loudly declaimed he wanted a cheese and spinach ‘pie’ because he ‘is a vegetarian’ – so ‘cheese is made from vegetables now? And no calves need die either? ‘None so pure as the pure in heart’ https://www.thepiratescove.us/2021/03/08/ny-times-wonders-if-the-burger-is-nearing-extinction/

 

11/03/2021: Imagine spending $5000 a month to live in a tent, or paying someone $5,000 a month to do so: https://moonbattery.com/san-francisco-homeless-tents-cost-5121-per-month/ Well what about the US ‘stimulus’ bill or Morrison’s travel stimulus plans? Wow!

 

11/03/2021: Interesting times: Milo Yiannopoulos is now an ‘ex-gay’: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/activist-milo-yiannopoulos-is-now-ex-gay-consecrating-his-life-to-st-joseph

 

10/03/2021: Megan: https://twitter.com/i/status/1368339538473582595

 

10/03/2021: Do Complex Numbers Exist? As you can see it is not just ‘moral philosophers’ and counter culture warriors who argue about such minutiae: https://backreaction.blogspot.com/2021/03/do-complex-numbers-exist.html

 

10/03/2021: We can already measure the effect of the welfare state on intelligence. It was clear to me back when Hayden decided to introduce the ‘supporting mother’s pension’ which was followed by a rush of state-fathered children from young women who would have struggled to find any worthwhile husband that what would ensue would be an increase in children of lower intelligence. Meanwhile smarter women were forced into the workforce (partly to support this army of state-supported ‘wives’) and so were able to afford fewer children. This has been going on for three generations now. Is it any wonder that general intelligence has declined by over 10%? As I have reflected before ‘welfare’ is not an act of kindness. The time will come when those so produced and supported can no longer be supported by the productive members of society. No amount of  ‘education’ or ‘welfare’ spending can prevent this. First of all the money simply has to come from somewhere. Finally there will be an awful ‘re-balancing’. Evolution is not kind. https://pjmedia.com/columns/david-solway-2/2021/02/10/the-decline-of-intelligence-in-the-west-n1424731

 

10/03/2021: So much for a ‘dead reef’. Things look different if you take a closer look: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/07/who-ate-the-green-plate/

 

09/03/2021: Not their drone: https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/news/drone-not-linked-to-missing-victorian-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay/news-story/f59c354b073cc90ead926620d417e119  & https://www.9news.com.au/national/carol-clay-russell-hill-car-sought-by-police-in-relation-to-missing-campers-victoria/e7007480-488d-4931-beac-41637645d072 

 

09/03/2021: Have to listen to the UN: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/03/united-nations-demands-an-end-to-solar-panels-and-wind-turbines/

 

09/03/2021: Ivermectin works against Covid: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0247163 yet the FDA (in the US  - and its lap dog here) continue to demonise it, and people continue to die unnecessarily: https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3940104/posts Here is the correct dose: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/doctor-discusses-the-correct-dosage-of-ivermectin/

 

09/03/2021: This should be graven in stone above every school  portal: ‘Every politically controlled educational system will inculcate the doctrine of state supremacy sooner or later. . . . Once that doctrine has been accepted, it becomes an almost superhuman task to break the stranglehold of the political power over the life of the citizen. It has had his body, property and mind in its clutches from infancy. An octopus would sooner release its prey. A tax-supported, compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state.’ Isabel Paterson, The God of the Machine (1943). An interesting point and one which our leftist teachers and journalists labor (sic) to cement. However, the more you insist on a thing, the more you create the desire to rebel. Enquiry (and enterprise) are not yet vanished from the earth. For too many generations the public has been gulled into thinking government is the solution to every problem rather than its cause. The (relative) size and domination of government has grown apace. A couple of generations ago it was at around 10% of the economy, a point already beyond necessity and from which it should not have been allowed to expand further, but now it has grown to above 25%, even 50% in some countries – yet it creates nothing!

08/03/2021: Trouble With Water Filters: I have learned this about water filters. When your need is greatest they do not filter water! This is a serious problem!

My late uncle Ken Jones used always to wear a felt hat (as did his father George – and so on no doubt into the mists of time). This  was a certainly sound practice and I may have Della making me some to my own design (she is a master/mistress feltmaker).

He used always to place his hat upside down into a muddy puddle using it to filter the worst of the muck then drink from the inside of the hat. At least you get a drink.

A water filter blocks almost immediately if the water is at all muddy – so if it is really only good for filtering tap water, what good is it really?

You need to make use of some sort of garment like this as my uncle/grandfather used to do. Perhaps collecting the water then pouring it though the garment filter a number of times until it is suitable for the water filter (or just for drinking)! Mind you I have drunk black water many times and I am not dead (yet)!'

Yes, this is absolutely true, your 'wonderful' Sawyer Mini or Katahdin etc water filter will block up almost instantly if you are in dire need and must filter really muddy water such as that from a sambar wallow, animal soak, or roadside puddle etc and you will gain no drinkable water at all from it.

It will work well in filtering crystal clear tap or stream water should you think you need to. Many people do not, including myself. It could be useful in removing eg viruses from questionable water sources in rural Nepal or somewhere but in most mountain areas in Australia the water filter will be almost completely unnecessary and largely useless.

A (wool) felt beret or beanie on the other hand will keep you head nice and warm on a cold night and also make a rather nasty puddle into something which is fit to drink. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/03/08/trouble-with-water-filters/

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08/03/2021: Wonnangatta Breakthrough? https://7news.com.au/news/missing-person/drone-found-during-search-for-missing-campers-russell-hill-and-carol-clay-in-victoria-c-2307626?fbclid=IwAR37JPvYQDaKzztKBi-cQfC4kus0Kk9WT_uXlKhw3n8DQk8A3coLxI2wAjY

 

08/03/2021: Was Covid testing actually about DNA screening the entire population: https://thenationalpulse.com/exclusive/bgi-genomics-gates-foundation-collab/

 

08/03/2021: Arizona tries to get to the bottom of its voter fraud (which saw a voter turn-out of 105% you may remember) but lots of shredding and other shenanigans are preventing disclosure: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/breaking-exclusive-ballots-arizonas-maricopa-county-found-shredded-dumpster-days-senate-audit-begin/  & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/breaking-exclusive-early-indications-ballots-found-shredded-maricopa-county-dumpster-completed-ballots-2020-election/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/past-week-maricopa-county-board-supervisors-unilaterally-loaded-ballots-onto-trucks-stored-open-warehouse-ignoring-proper-safeguarding-controls/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/03/finding-shredded-ballots-dumpster-earlier-today-mysterious-fire-breaks-maricopa-county-officials-farm/  And where is the FBI in all this?

 

08/03/2021: BLM are stupid:

 

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07/03/2021: The bank robber's perfect getaway vehicle - a 75 mph scooter: https://escooternerds.com/fastest-electric-scooters/?fbclid=IwAR1Nb6G4ZiGh7lIS9bUAbswKXcZglhOF2oGMXR9IB6ENsmxsDnqa_nA9wBM

 

07/03/2021: How do you extinguish a lithium battery fire? You Don’t. Great idea: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/03/04/how-do-you-extinguish-a-lithium-battery-fire/

 

07/03/2021: Of course, why didn’t I think of that: Academics called breastfeeding 'ethically problematic' because it endorses 'gender roles’. Their view is gaining traction: https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=16833

 

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06/03/2021: Wonnangatta Murder Update: A reader has alerted me to this new ‘documentary’ which you my or may not have caught. You can watch it for free by creating an account at the link/s: https://9now.nine.com.au/60-minutes/60-minutes-under-investigation-where-are-carol-clay-and-russell-hill/dfcacbb3-7507-4cd6-aa43-078d242c94a0  & https://www.9now.com.au/under-investigation/2021/episode-1 

 

As with much of the earlier reporting this one also illustrates the poor quality of journalism in Australia. It is completely unclear whether any of the ‘evidence’ which it presents is at all dependable. The only ‘new’ item to me (which I am willing to accept) concerns the location of the campsite which it now appears was not in a large clearing (as I previously thought).

 

This does re-introduce the possibility of one of them having been accidentally shot by ‘yahoo’’ spotlighters who then shot the other one to conceal their crime then disposed of the bodies and burned their camp (for like reason). As I said earlier, for this to have happened there would have to have been two perpetrators (one driving the car, handling the lights, the other with the gun).

 

If only one person, then the person would have realised they were seeing a human in the time between seeing the ‘eyes’ and stopping the car/picking up the gun. Two people would also make it easier to heft the bodies (so a tray truck could be involved).

 

I still think this is unlikely as surely there were other people within heaing of gunshot/s who would have by now reported same to police so that we would have heard of shooting/s.

 

The programme makes much of a ‘cowboy figure’ who was involved in the search (wearing a Stetson and leather soled boots no less!) This person reports having found a beheaded deer carcass within 50 metres of Russell’s camp (and ‘many’ others) which was ‘less than two days old’

 

But ‘his’ search took place a week after their disappearance! If it was shot after the couple disappeared that would be a surprise! If before, then it would not have been ‘fresh’ and would have been thoroughly eaten by wild dogs etc.

 

This person also claims to have talked to ‘a blackberry sprayer’ who ‘saw’ Russell’s drone flying over their own camp on the Friday ‘night’. This would be interesting ‘new’ evidence if true, but it is highly questionable. For a start police would have certainly mentioned this ‘fact’ much earlier.

 

Mind you, if it is true it might indicate that Russell realised he had been followed and wanted to get a look at his follower. Suspicion might re-focus on the ‘Button Man’ if this were the case, but I suspect the ‘evidence’ is pretty thin.

 

The programme also claimed that Russell had camped at ths spot ‘a week before’ and had intimate knowledge of the valley (even having built the Zeka track) but earlier reporting explained how Russell had radioed his friend before he drove into the valley for instructions about how to get there, and claimed that he had (likely) camped at the Crossroads the week before and also the night before.

 

The ‘cowboy’ further claimed that Russell and Carol’s cards (not credit cards or money) had been taken out of their wallets and scattered around in the car and that the car was left locked and that the keys were missing. Earlier reporting however said that the keys were in the vehicle.

 

This report claimed that Russell’s elastic-sided boots and both ‘sleeping bags’ were missing as well as the previously mentioned phones and drone. This would be new and interesting/puzzling ‘evidence’ if it had the slightest chance of being true. Goodness only knows.

 

The ‘forensic fire’ expert and the ex-detective were absolutely hopeless. For example, the former claimed to have examined the flammability of the tent etc and claimed that it would not have continued burning unless there was an accelerant (something police had already given an opinion about), but he missed the obvious fact that the fly had burned away completely in the air even scorching the side of the car where it was tied but not the ground beneath – clearly without an accelerant!


As for the detective, he let the ‘cowboy’ tell of a nearby camper who was allegedly overflown by a drone, then speculate about the couple having been shot by deer hunters though the ‘neighbour’ failed to notice that fairly obvious (loud) fact! Really, the people who put this show together were simply idiots. They do not even seem to have bothered to have read previous accounts and police reports about the incident. They have just decided to try to create something out of nothing.

 

Unfortunately I do not think the programme adds anything to our knowledge of this mystery. I sill think a careful search (on foot) of the strip of bush within fifty yards of all the tracks leading out of the valley needs to be undertaken (if it has not been already). This might find items of clothing which would lead to scattered remains. It is unlikely though that even finding the bodies now would point us to the perpetrator/s.

 

This double murder may go down in history as just as unsolved as the two which took place at (nearly) the same spot a hundred years before. The previous murder may even be the biggest clue to this particular mystery. Five police are apparently still working full-time on the case. Older, more baffling cases than this have eventually been solved. People often slip up or blab for example.

 

06/03/2021: And you think we have bushfires today? On the graphs here the present (left hand side) is nothing compared with 4,000 years ago. No wonder the megafauna were wiped out: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/03/massive-fires-far-worse-4000-years-ago-in-northern-australia/

 

06/03/2021: The ‘stolen generations’ myth is such nonsense – how come no-one (particularly aboriginals) noticed it at the time it was allegedly happening: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2021/03/cancelling-australian-history/

 

06/03/2021: Most of the human story is underneath the sea – like these amazing caves: https://notesonliberty.com/2021/03/04/cave-paintings-and-elementary-science-2/

 

05/03/2021:

 

http://youmustpay.me/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Windmills-kill-birds-but-since-theyre-not-covered-in-oil-the-media-ignores-it.jpg

 

05/03/2021: A longship twice as long as Colombus’s tub Santa Maria - the Vikings really knew how to travel: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60885

 

05/03/2021: Starship X: All that success, and then disaster: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-space-x-starship-10-sticks-the-landing/

 

05/03/2021: Lincoln removed slavery. Reagan removed the USSR. Biden removed Dr Seuss!

 

04/03/2021: Back from the Dead. I never thought I would see my father (who died when I was 13, long before there were videos) ever smile again, but here he is. The world is an amazing place. Try it yourself: https://blog.myheritage.com/2021/02/new-animate-the-faces-in-your-family-photos/

Original Photo for comparison:

 

PS: I have had to turn this into a small GIF to post it here, but on my home computer it is a beautifully clear full screen moving picture. Utterly astonishing.

 

See Also: https://newatlas.com/computers/deepfake-nostalgia-myheritage-animate-deceased-relatives/ & https://www.deidentification.co/reenactment/#live-portrait

 

04/03/2021: New techniques will continue to open ‘boxes’ which are closed to us now (eg the ‘animated faces’ I posted about a couple of days ago), and now this: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60881

 

04/03/2021: I think Dick the Butcher had it about right: From Henry VI, part 2, Act 4, Scene 2:

‘CADE

Be brave, then; for your captain is brave, and vows

reformation. There shall be in England seven

halfpenny loaves sold for a penny: the three-hooped

pot; shall have ten hoops and I will make it felony

to drink small beer: all the realm shall be in

common; and in Cheapside shall my palfrey go to

grass: and when I am king, as king I will be,--

ALL

God save your majesty!

CADE

I thank you, good people: there shall be no money;

all shall eat and drink on my score; and I will

apparel them all in one livery, that they may agree

like brothers and worship me their lord.

DICK

The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.

CADE

Nay, that I mean to do. Is not this a lamentable

thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should

be made parchment? that parchment, being scribbled

o'er, should undo a man? Some say the bee stings:

but I say, 'tis the bee's wax; for I did but seal

once to a thing, and I was never mine own man

since. How now! who's there?’

 

04/03/2021: Christian Porter: The (real) law has dealt with the matter. The case is closed: https://michaelsmithnews.typepad.com/.a/6a0177444b0c2e970d027880193ad8200d-pi The same cannot be said of Shorten’s (alleged) rape of Kathy Sherriff!

 

03/03/2021: Worth knowing: T-rex would need to consume @ one ten year old child per day in order to survive. I'm sure we have all known at least one of the latter who would best be utilised in this way (Think: little brother/sister!) Alternatively each T-rex would need about 80 Big Macs, so even a small town could support a few: http://what-if.xkcd.com/78/

03/03/2021: Clearly time we all chose to be aborigine (as  I have long advocated) and so completely end this racial divide. Clearly there are many people who have already made this lifestyle choice: https://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt-its-time-to-choose-your-identity/news-story/1548ca18118198dfa7ba54c56b9bd259

03/03/2021: 90% of the CO2 increase over the last decade came from India and China – mostly China:  https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2021/03/01/last-decade-89-new-co2-output-came-china-india/

02/03/2021: Double the Fun – no licence required (in the US): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUB4apRcsek&feature=emb_title

02/03/2021: You worry about the redback on the toilet seat – this woman was bitten on the arse by a bear in the dunny: https://www.wtxl.com/news/national-news/alaska-woman-using-outhouse-attacked-by-bear-from-below

 

02/03/2021: Do you hate ‘diversity’ too – I know I do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bjcCwWnUsE&feature=emb_title

01/03/2021: Happy Trails: Thanks to reader Normand for this suggestion: People often ask when I am going to start making versions of my DIY tents for sale, and the answer remains, ‘How long is a piece of string?’

It is hard to get into a completely new enterprise post-70. If there is someone out there who wants to partner with me in the development and marketing of some of my ‘inventions’ (and take the lion’s share of the rewards) please get in contact.

Meanwhile, Normand’s suggestion for a similar tent to some of mine is the excellent firm  Appy Trails Lightweight Tents who offer some very economical lightweight shelters though these do not double as hammock shelters as my Deer Hunter’s tent #2, Grey Flyer and 10 x 10 Tarp do.

However, they are available right now from US$39.95 (tarp tent) & US$99/95 3 Person Tent. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/28/happy-trails/

01/03/2021: Wow! Haircut Using Chainsaw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fToKIr0RAY&feature=emb_title

01/03/2021: The Great Greening Continues – up 10% so far this century. The Sahara alone added 700,000 square kilometres of new vegetation (ie three Victoria’s): https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/25/nasa-vegetation-index-globe-continues-rapid-greening-trend-sahara-alone-shrinks-700000-sq-km/

01/03/2021: A frightening thing if we are also so divided that there is no common ground. I suspect this us so. The Left’s world view and agenda is just completely different.: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/herding-the-democrat-school-of-fish-toward-civil-war/

01/03/2021: A colossal pandemic, only hardly anyone died. Peter Smith takes a look at the Maths. Turns out in the UK (where they were colossally inept) only 16 people per 100,000 people died. Given that cheap preventatives and readily available proven treatments could have reduced this by say 90%, that comes down to 2 per 100,000 - or around 500 for a population the size of Australia – about the same as a normal flu season, So why the economic disaster and the draconian attack on our ‘freedoms’? https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/02/the-anxious-arithmetic-of-covid-alarmism/ I said all along, ‘Don’t do this to save me!’ Meanwhile, Has Israel found he cure for Covid? https://joannenova.com.au/2021/03/has-israel-found-the-cure-for-covid/

28/02/2021:Wonnangatta Proof Testing: My Kevlar skid pad canoe repairs on a delightful overnight trip on a couple of beautiful warm days with abundant water from Kingwill Bridge to Hut Creek. We planned for a longer trip but Della began feeling unwell (and I blew up a clutch in one of the cars) so we had to cut it short. Thanks goodness we can still hitch-hike – and thanks to Terry and Nick for giving us a lift! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/27/wonnangatta-proof-testing/

28/02/2021: Before Ernie Dingo invented ‘Welcome to Country’ the normal practice amongst aboriginal groups was wife swapping – perhaps we should re-introduce this? You start first: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/bennelong-papers/2021/02/welcome-to-country-bogus-but-preferable/

28/02/2021: The F-35 debacle. Maybe we shouldn’t have bought in to them? As for the subs, forget it: https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/us-admits-f-35-failed-to-replace-f-16-as-planned-needs-new-fighter-jet-44483

28/02/2021: Blind Freddie could see we have not been told ‘the truth’ about Covid, but this evidence of its development going back to 2014 (and US involvement) as well as the development of a vaccine (by Moderna in 2019) even before the release of the virus is deeply unsettling. Clearly Covid was/is a biological weapon which has been released under the aegis of the CCP (but with connivance of its ‘running dogs’ in the West – eg the Democrats) whose purpose has been to destroy capitalism (and especially Donald Trump). We have so far still failed to see the true extent of this wickedness (and if Tech Giant censorship continues we may never do so): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/huge-exclusive-dr-baric-reviewing-modernas-dr-faucis-coronavirus-vaccine-december-2019-know/

Meanwhile, The medical case for Ivormectin and Hydroxychloroquine – when will the government let up and allow people to be saved. There is solid research evidence from multiple studies and support from a horde of eminent epidemiologists: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/02/the-tga-a-suitable-case-for-treatment/

Cheap supplements like Vitamin B6 may save lots of lives too: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/vitamin-b6-may-reduce-the-cytokine-storms-of-covid/#more-76255

Other thoughts: https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/02/lies-damn-lies-and-coronavirus/

27/02/2021: Gerber Folding Machete: The Gerber Folding Machete. What a brilliant idea! Length 15.1 in -38 cm  (unfolded - about half that folded) Weight 18 oz around 500 grams. You can chop, split or shave with it, and it fits comfortably and safely in your pack (or on your hip via the included pouch) US$139 (Feb 2021).

It is probably not a replacement for the World's Greatest Machete for serious track clearing (or this beauty) but it is awesome and handy. You really need to carry a fixed blade of some sort for splitting woods to Light a Fire in the Wet - a point I have made many times before. If you have no other source of water, you need a hatchet or similar cutting tool to get at standing wood in saplings  (See Hatchet). This may be your perfect survival tool. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/27/gerber-folding-machete/

27/02/2021: No bushfires in Southern Australia this year. A cool, wet summer. We have been out in the bush recently (late February) where there remains a profusion of knee high green feed (https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/13/forbidden-wilderness/) Parks Victoria are helicopter shooting sambar deer, (removing brumbies) and have long since removed mountain cattlemen - so what is to eat it all down? Most of the native herbivores were killed off by the last disastrous mega-fires. You would be hard put to see a wallaby or kangaroo in the burnt areas of the Alpine National Park. They also continue to resist sensible fuel reduction burns, (now burning only around 1-2% per year) so what do you think happens when it all dries out in summers to come? Climate change, of course! https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2021/02/the-learning-impaired-managers-of-bushfire-risk/

27/02/2021: About ‘critical race theory’. (Some folks struggle to even belong to the human race): https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/26/but-we-did-invent-hamburgers-pizza-and-doughnuts/

27/02/2021: About historic and hysteric ‘rape’ allegations. Bringing such allegations in a timely manner (ie when the alleged offecnces occurred) and to the proper authorities (eg the police) so that a thorough, balanced and forensic examination of the evidence can occur (to the advantage of both players in the drama) is surely the central issue. The further in the past such ‘incidents’ are said to have occurred the more chance there is of their being spurious (as in the Pell case), and needlessly waste valuable time, money and damage reputations. When large amounts of alcohol are involved and the ‘victim’ can’t even remember whether they ‘consented’ at the time, the issue is absurd. Don’t put yourself in such situations. If you do, wear the consequences. Frankly I feel that people who have been proven to have brought false allegations of this kind (as shown by the proven innocence of the alleged perpetrator) should suffer a reciprocal punishment, eg perjury. Scurrilous journalists such as Louise Milligan who so wrongly demonised Pell should also suffer some recriminations. She has again begun a (32 year old) witch hunt instigated (allegedly) by an (anonymous) dead woman who may well have been mentally unbalanced against a cabinet minister – a case which cannot be brought by the police. Really? If a court can not be the arbiter, I don’t believe Ms Milligan should be permitted to be. Understand this, I am not in favour of rape: indeed I am in favour of the death penalty for just such ‘beasts’, but there must be clear proof.

26/02/2021: It had to come: Woman marries Herself. (Probably lucky to find someone who would have her): https://moonbattery.com/life-coach-marries-herself/

26/02/2021: Thousands of images from Mars: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/multimedia/images/

26/02/2021: Surfing With Goats: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-02-06/surf-like-a-goat-at-the-san-clemente-pier

26/02/2021: Time to read this book I think (just check out the contents page – I suspect you will agree) ‘Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now’ by Dr. Gordon Livingston: https://www.amazon.com/Too-Soon-Old-Late-Smart/dp/1569243735#reader_1569243735

26/02/2021: When the lunatics are in charge of the asylum: ‘We should be outraged that somebody is talking to a 3-year-old about changing their sex’. (Rand Paul) Yet this is just what Biden’s choice for Health Secretary, fake woman ‘Dr Rachel’ Levine is advocating: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/must-see-video-senator-rand-paul-destroys-crazy-dr-rachel-levine-hormone-therapy-3-year-olds-video/ Meanwhile Joe is advocating that we should all drive Mini Mokes - at least I think he is. You decide: https://twitter.com/i/status/1364024001736155144

25/02/2021: Kevlar Skid Pads : Our Old Town Pack Angler canoes really don’t tolerate hard knocks on rough rapids well. Bruce and I tore a couple of holes in them when we came down the Macalister in late Spring (See Carpe Diem). I ordered the Kevlar to undertake these repairs back then but of course I didn’t get around to doing them until the day we wanted to use them again on a couple of lovely warm days with enough water on the Wonnangatta this week.

Just like everyone else my only experience of fibreglassing is in filling a few rust holes in old bomb cars over the years, but I was ‘willing to give it a go’.  The result works even if it is not pretty. I can see ways that I can improve, and with fibreglass you can always come back and add another layer, or more resin, which this job needs. It also encourages me to try a bigger project some time (such as a complete canoe – who knows? Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/25/kevlar-skid-pads/

25/02/2021: A True Connoisseur: This guy uses ‘high tech’ to skal a jug of beer quicker than Bob Hawke: https://old.reddit.com/r/holdmybeer/comments/ljimdp/hmb_while_i_test_out_my_new_power_straw/

25/02/2021: Facebook ups the ante on internet censorship. I do not think ‘the problem’ is fixable under Biden et al. It may well come to MeWe and the like too. Welcome to the Brave New World where even Newsweek is considered seditious (and any discussion of eg Covid or Fauci will have you in Facebook gaol): https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/23/totalitarian-censorship/

PS: Fauci is clearly a megalomaniac: https://twitter.com/MattWalshBlog/status/1364279060512333836

Also worth reading: https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2021-2-22-big-tech-deplatforming-becomes-more-and-more-audacious

25/02/2021: Has the West Already Fallen? You should read these two articles: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/the-disinformation-campaign-about-disinformation/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/warning-america-four-steps-marxist-takeover-activated-2020/

24/02/2021: On Horseback Among the Eagle Hunters and Herders of the Mongolian Altai: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/22/travel/mongolia-eagle-hunters.html?referringSource=articleShare

24/02/2021: On Denmark’s pre-school TV kids can watch a show about a man with a giant penis. Our ABChas nothing like this – or does it: (Their new show ‘Dick of Pussy of Colour’ https://iview.abc.net.au/show/why-are-you-like-this/series/1/video/LE1922V003S00) https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/07/europe/denmark-john-dillermand-controversy-scli-intl/index.html

24/02/2021: Just a reminder, they hanged General Tomoyuki 75 years ago for ‘command responsibility’ for war crimes which took place under his watch. This has been the legal situation ever since, yet our leaders always seem to try to ‘dodge the bullet’. Always someone else’s fault! https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/otd-75-years-ago-japanese-general-tomoyuki-yamashita-hanged-for-command-responsibility-for-war-crime.html

23/02/2021: Thoughts from 2013 - just as relevant today, alas! Apartheid #5: ‘A touch of the tar-brush’ folks used to say of this ‘coz’ or that – or eg an uncle of mine still lost at Fromelles - just to emphasize their dusky hue - but to imply no such racial slur (or mercenary claim) as may be presupposed today. Folks back then supposed it would be extremely unlikely if we hadn’t almost all picked up the odd gene or two from Oz’s original inhabitants in the course of two and a quarter centuries of mingling on the same soil. Likely this remains true for most - and highlights the mockery of those who stress that ancestry above all others, and also place it ahead of their allegiance to be Australian – something which we (rightly) expect and receive from most recently arrived immigrants and certainly from first generation Aussies, but for some reason sadly there remain some who after 225 years still don’t want to be Australians, though they are all too happy to take our hand-outs! (On ‘welfare’ for 200 years and still believing a debt exists!) The claim of ‘aboriginality’ is at best weird racist drivel; at worst it is much more sinister - akin only (in my experience) to the Nazis’ insistence on being Aryan. Naturally I expected that my Family History research would turn up a plethora of aboriginal ancestors given how dark a number of my relatives were – and how my dear old mum took it for granted (and in her stride – as you always did back then), but it turns out most of these darker hued cousins, uncles, aunts etc I have been able to trace spring from a French Great-Grandfather (Marius Sanlaville) who a cousin of my father once said had been known as the ‘negro Frenchman.’ Given that his (paternal) ancestors were in Lyon back in the C13th (one having even been commemorated as mayor back then), clearly the ‘negro’ ancestry must have come in the maternal line somewhere, somewhen back in France (It would have been diluted too much to still show after seven centuries). Of course I wasn’t going to make any citizenship claims or such based on my one-eighth French ancestry nor plead any land rights etc based on this one maternal presumably ‘negro’ ancestor either, (maybe from one of the French Caribbean colonies?) It is all just part of the interesting hodge-podge mix of who we are. Over-riding it all in importance is who we are AS human beings ie: do we pull our weight, do we ‘eat what is set before us’, are we as ‘good as our word,’ do we ‘expect nothing and give all’, do we do ‘a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay’, do we believe ‘my country over all,’ do we ‘give the shirt off our backs’, do we disdain a handout, & etc…Think on it!

22/02/2021: Khoresh: foods I have never tasted: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/food/articles/khoresh-stew-unites-iranian-jewish-expatriates

22/02/2021: Ending Racist Maths - Objectiviity and the concept of a ‘right answer’ are just so white supremacist: https://coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2021/02/are-the-woke-a-false-flag-operation-of-white-supremacists.html & Why Maths is racist: ‘I  suppose it would be possible to come up with a better plan to destroy black academic performance than by telling black students not to worry about getting the right answer to a math problem, but I can’t think what it would be’ https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/02/why-math-is-racist.php

22/02/2021: Facebook chooses not to censor pedophiles. Whose side are they on: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/20/the-government-demands-to-share-platform-with-pedophiles/

22/02/2021: A Magnetic Field Flip 42,000 years ago was cataclysmic – and it could happen again anytime: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/extinction-level-event-42000-years-ago-earths-magnetic-field-shrank-to-nothing/

21/02/2021: Dylan Thomas Reading ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv4-sgFw3Go

21/02/2021: Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc ('after this, therefore because of this’) is the form of a famous logical fallacy that once anyone who gained a formal education would have known to avoid. Today, despite an enormous increase in the quantity of schooling the quality of education is abysmal so that practically no-one appreciates logic any more. But let me take a case in point. You might have recently (9/02) noticed a post of mine about the quantity of ‘warming’ revealed by the satellite records ie .12C altogether in just under 50 years with an error bar of probably a little greater than that. That is zero warming over a period of fifty years. This is the totality of so-called ‘global warming. We also have ‘data’ that shows the level of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased during that time from an infinitesimal amount to a slightly larger infinitesimal amount (300-350 parts per million!) As an aside we also know that the human created (anthropocentric) percentage of that CO2 has remained pretty much unchanged since it was first measurable (c 70 years ago) at about 3%. That is 97% of the CO2 is ‘natural’ – so that there is little or anything we can do about it, save ‘lay back and think of England’! Now, even if the world had warmed we could not conclude from that that CO2 was responsible (Post Hoc & etc) However, the salient feature of the data is not how much the temperature has changed but how little it has changed. What an awesome thermostat the world has!

21/02/2021: Having Neanderthal Ancestors offers Covid Protection: I guess they just don’t want to tell us that having red/blonde hair and blue eyes protects from Covid. Might be racist or something: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/other/539323-genetic-mutation-inherited-from-neanderthals-could-help-protect?amp

21/02/2021: Climate forecasters are completely unable to predict the weather one month or three months ahead (even when just betting on ‘the average’ would have them right 90% of the time) yet we are expected to act when they make idiotic predictions about the weather one hundred years hence – as if anyone could ‘get it wrong’ by making any centennial predictions as no-one alive will be around then to naysay them! https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/19/friday-funny-nature-makes-a-mockery-of-month-ahead-model-forecasts/

crops of purple skinned, yellow-fleshed prunes had been steadily diminishing until a couple of weeks ago a wind bought down half of the tree, leaving only a small portion of rotted trunk and associated limbs behind.

We have yet to remove the debris, but as the plums on the fallen branches were ready for picking I was able to get a reasonable harvest as the whole crop was within my reach for once! No doubt the birds felt cheated by my advantage. Usually we just eat what we can manage fresh, but this year's haul made me think of drying the prunes. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/22/prunes/

18/02/2021: Suffer the little children. It must never happen again: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60759

18/02/2021: Happy times in Texas without coal power – our turn next: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/texas-20-dead-many-now-going-50-hours-plus-without-electricity-heating-water/

18/02/2021: It’s OK to commit rape if you are from the Labor Party: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/17/feminist-tub-thumpers-to-the-rescue/ & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/kathy-sherriffs-statement-and-the-new-victorian-trial-laws-which-should-result-in-a-rape-trial-for-b.html & https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/will-the-prime-minister-accept-kathy-sherriffs-offer-to-be-a-part-of-this-process.html

18/02/2021: Now watch carefully: this is how you do it: https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2021/02/16/accidental-blast-bomb-making-class-kills-30-taliban/

17/02/2021: One can only hope they gave him no pain killers: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/nsw-coroner-passes-on-sincere-and-respectful-condolences-to-ivan-milats-family-for-their-loss.html

17/02/2021: ‘There ain’t no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all!’ Davy Crockett.

17/02/2021: Long since time to end the Covid lunacy we should never have fallen for in the first place – even where countries basically did nothing, in real terms basically no-one died, so why the huge costs to freedom and the economy: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/02/the-covid-normal-notion-of-liberty/ & https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/16/covid-and-the-political-economy-of-mass-hysteria/

17/02/2021: Lord Monckton is such a breath of fresh air, and so profoundly literate. To read his article this morning is just such a delight. Eg ‘It is the mission of the scientist to gaze at the universe, from the tiniest particle to the vastest galaxy, and to say, “I wonder!” and then “I wonder?” For the true scientist is in awe of the beauty and intricacy and simplicity and complexity of all that he observes; but above all he is incurably curious about it.

A real university, then, fosters not automatic and unthinking adherence to some drab, dreich, transiently-fashionable totalitarian orthodoxy that in all material respects flies artfully in the face of the data, the facts and the scientific method, but the greatest of all the charisms of the true scientist – eternally-unsatisfied curiosity.

Curiosity is the signature of the libertarian mind: with Pontius Pilate, the real scientist asks the question of all questions: Quid est veritas? “What is the truth?”’ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/16/the-vice-that-is-virtue-signaling/

16/02/2021: Still vast crowds turning out for President Trump but no-one for Biden – where did all his voters come from: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/wow-half-million-patriots-watch-trump-celebration-west-palm-beach-florida-rsbn/ I hear he may run for Congress in 2022 and take Nancy’s job! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9263641/Heros-welcome-Trump-supporters-line-route-home-golf-course.html

16/02/2021: Mexico shows some sanity. When will we? Surely everyone understands that when the sun doesn’t shine there is no solar power, and when the wind doesn’t blow – or it is too cold there is no wind energy. It is also so easy to get both situations together for protracted periods. Nuclear is the only current alternative to fossil fuel, but fusion is still on the drawing board: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/12/commonwealth-fusion-backed-by-gates-bezos-for-unlimited-clean-energy.html & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/turbines-freeze-texas-cold-snap-shutting-nearly-half-wind-energy-west-texas/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/un-greening-mexico-gives-up-on-renewables-revives-coal-industry/ Just where is the global warming in this graph of Greenland sea surface temperatures? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/15/southeast-greenland-sea-surface-temperature-1-2c-warmer-in-1940-than-today-new-study-shows/

16/02/2021: Extraordinary stuff: Did Fauci create the coronavirus: https://nypost.com/2020/04/29/dr-fauci-backed-controversial-wuhan-lab-studying-coronavirus/ &  https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/20543/peruvian-court-rules-gates-soros-and-rockefellers-created-coronovirus/ & Why has India’s Covid epidemic crashed: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/02/01/962821038/the-mystery-of-indias-plummeting-covid-19-cases Wuhan bat cages: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9257413/Secret-bat-cages-Wuhan-lab-researchers-planned-breed-animals-virus-experiments.html  Still not sure what vaccine to get: https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/pfizer-moderna-vaccines-long-term-chronic-illness/ & https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/cdc-witholding-information-1170-dead-following-covid-injections-almost-twice-as-many-deaths-as-found-in-vaers/ & https://principia-scientific.com/uk-government-releases-shocking-report-on-covid-vaccine-side-effects/

15/02/2021: Duh! Of course it will. All the more reason to have your cheap effective treatments available in the fridge/cupboard for when you eventually do get it: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/doctors-warn-covid-will-become-endemic-and-people-need-to-learn-to-live-with-it/ar-BB1dCMBV?ocid=msedgntp  Better than this: Covid Loneliness

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15/02/2021: Amazing – music from 18,000 years ago: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60733

15/02/2021: UFOs – will we soon know what they are: https://www.newsmax.com/us/pentagon-ufos-roswell-space/2021/02/13/id/1009928/ & https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/pentagon-drops-ufo-bombshell/

15/02/2021: US election fraud news continues eg Seems like Trump should have won New Hampshire: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/recently-uncovered-new-hampshire-fraud-confirms-reporting-november-unearths-fourth-method-democrats-used-steal-2020-election/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/developing-new-hampshire-department-justice-refuses-investigate-largest-voting-machine-counting-error-state-history/   and Virginia too: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/web-reports-not-confirmed-virginia-delegate-chris-head-responds-ballot-dumps-300000-biden-votes-doesnt-seem-care/ Maybe even Colorado:  https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/colorado-colorados-2020-election-results-also-suspect-bidens-numbers-raise-serious-red-flags-alleged-turnout-like-saddams-iraq-us/ That’s as well as Wisconsin (already decided in his favor by the courts – though electoral college votes have not yet been transferred), Arizona (in play – the legislature there is suing their own election officials and sec of State), Michigan (some very live cases there too), Pennsylvania (a number of cases still to be heard), and Georgia (likewise). Taken together this would give Trump around 400 electoral college votes (270 needed). There are multiple Supreme Court cases still to be heard (some even maybe this month) and others might well be launched as evidence becomes available. (New Mexico, for example). I wonder: Can/will the Court issue orders to redress the situation? I imagine so on a state by state basis as the cases fall. Eventually then we would come to the point where Biden does not actually have a majority of the Electoral College votes and would no longer (legally) be President. I know this has never happened before, but that is the legal situation. Getting him out of the White House then would be difficult, but remember that the defence forces’ duty is to the constitution and to the legally elected government which his would not then be! Still interesting times. If Trump were re-instated would he be granted an extension of his term (normally four years)? And of course anything and everything the Biden administration has done or will do would become illegal…

14/02/2021: Dan the Man

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14/02/2021: Bernard Cornwell seems to be right: Stonehenge was moved from Wales: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-56029203

14/02/2021: Donald is Innocent: But brickbats to a handful of RINO snakes. They will not be elected again: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/breaking-senate-votes-57-43-acquit-donald-trump-seven-republicans-voted-convict/ Hats off to the Don: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/breaking-trump-releases-statement-following-impeachment-acquittal/

14/02/2021: I’m sure our BOM is fiddling the figures as hard as it can to confirm it is the hottest year ever, but any rational observer here who still carries a cardigan whenever they go out has noticed what a cool summer it has been. The bush where we have just been is still full of green grass a couple of feet high (https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/13/forbidden-wilderness/) . Moscow has just had record snowfalls and in London the Thames has frozen for the first time in 60 years. Could this really be ‘global warming’? https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/14/thames-freezes/

13/02/2021: Forbidden Wilderness: Della and I are just back from a four day backpacking exploration of one of our greatest alpine wildernesses, the Mt Darling Snowy Bluff Wilderness created in 1983. This is a trackless mountain vastness suitable only for the most experienced outdoor adventurers. We return ‘bowed but unbroken’. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/13/forbidden-wilderness/

13/02/2021: Yet another reason to use Nexgard (monthly) on your pooch: https://www.portlincolntimes.com.au/story/7110764/worst-fears-realised-deadly-dog-disease-has-already-spread-south/?fbclid=IwAR1Io6Zhce6iTbfClK4SPki20sqk4Ris17qMkc2lVEnQ2DXyysyj7Sszoo8

13/02/2021: I just don’t believe or understand why ‘conservatives’ want to follow the commies down their own ‘rat’ holes. Let’s just have the end of the world now rather than later. I never did understand what happened to the Ja’ins either. Once the majority religion on the Indian sub-continent then they (obviously) became more and more obsessive about what you can do (and eat) – perhaps even deciding to subsist on air alone? The current climate religions are just as crazy. Let’s all just buy and SUV and an aircon, enjoy a steak and a beer and piss the lot of them off (perhaps to be eaten by a large space goat): https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/west-australian-conservative-party-wants-close-coal-plants-and-lose-election-bigly/

13/02/2021: Get yourself some Butesonide to add to your Betadine, Ivomec and Hydroxychloroquine. Sooner or later you are going to have to treat yourself for a Covid infection. If you rely on public health your chance of dying is clearly at least 10 times greater:  https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/10/medical-trial-cheap-asthma-inhalers-90-reduction-in-severe-covid-symptoms/

NB also: Israel has the cure for covid: https://www.israel21c.org/has-israel-just-found-the-cure-for-covid/

9/02/2021: The delights of ‘environmentalism’; the Handkerchief. Who knew someone would re-invent an item I have carried in my pocket every day of my life: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/193289139/lasttissue-big-the-reusable-facial-tissue-box/?utm_term=e5e6f242-4ee8-4cf4-92d4-c6d6160e779e&utm_content=23846649217750076&utm_source=23846649217750076&utm_medium=FB&utm_campaign=TRS

9/02/2021: The ‘missing’ universe has been found: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/07/student-astronomer-finds-galactic-missing-matter/

9/02/2021: Billions of dollars of research/mitigation etc yet the world is possibly .12C warmer now than it was in 1979 (error bars not given - but probably greater than .12C!) What nonsense it all is: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2021/02/uah-global-temperature-update-for-january-2021-0-12-deg-c-new-base-period/ Meanwhile… Renewables: no room for wildlife, yet this is supposed to be ‘green’: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/08/saving-the-planet-with-intermittent-energy/

8/02/2021: Who knew there are benefits to poor eyesight: Association of Daily Wear of Eyeglasses With Susceptibility to Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaophthalmology/fullarticle/2770872

8/02/2021: Lessons from the army we should all take on board: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/lessons-from-the-army.html

8/02/2021: Thanks to the Green agenda 30 million people in Europe are now unable to afford to heat their homes in winter. Nothing like this has happened since the Industrial Revolution, yet it is all for nothing: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/07/a-perfect-storm-brewing-in-europe/ &  https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/05/shafting-the-poor/

Meanwhile, Some good news for once: Indian farmers burn giant photos of Great Thunberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1gkECmpn-k&feature=emb_title

7/02/2021: Where do birds sleep? Lots of places, but not in nests: https://slate.com/technology/2014/01/where-do-birds-sleep-roosting-in-nests-water-flocks-cavities.html

7/02/2021: The chilling detail of the (Chinese) cyber warfare hack of the US election which turned a crushing defeat of Biden into a defeat for Trump has to be seen to be believed. It needed electronic switching of millions of votes by foreign players. Will this disaster ever be undone or is it like the Moslem conquest of Spain a thousand years ago – something which must be endured for centuries? BTW: It has been an enormously popular film: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/mike-lindell-bannon-war-room-absolute-truth-film-seen-10-million-people-friday-release/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/chinese-cyberwarfare-attack-on-the-us-election-mike-lindell-video/

7/02/2021: How Communism Won: This is a fascinating and chilling article. I have long wondered eg why Western capitalists bankrolled communist China. I wonder no more. The only thing left to wonder about is whether it is too late to undo all this (BTW: It is a wonderful word!): https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/the-thirty-tyrants PS: Things I had forgotten, ‘At the head of the Thirty Tyrants was Critias, one of Socrates’ best students, a poet and dramatist. He may have helped save Socrates from the regime’s wrath, and yet the philosopher appears to have regretted that his method, to question everything, fed Critias’ sweeping disdain for tradition. Once in power, Critias turned his nihilism on Athens and destroyed the city.’ You would think I might have recalled it when I penned ‘The Assault on Truth’ back on 01/02. It would be nice to draw solace from the concluding paragraph, ‘What does history teach us about this moment? The bad news is that the Thirty Tyrants exiled notable Athenian democrats and confiscated their property while murdering an estimated 5% of the Athenian population. The good news is that their rule lasted less than a year.’ Re-read this important article. It will repay you many times over with a deeper understanding of geopolitics.

Meanwhile China systematically rapes the Uighurs: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55930344

6/02/2021: The strongest correlation is not between the level of CO2 and warming (close to zero) but between it and temperature adjustments to ‘show’ it has been warming (during this very cool summer even):  https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/03/the-shocking-climate-graph-climateofgavin-doesnt-want-you-to-see/

6/02/2021: The US election coup will not go away no matter how much free speech is assaulted. New evidence will emerge (such as this video evidence of a huge vote dump in Michigan which overturned the  results there). In an aside I note that even though 250,000 votes have been (legally) invalidated in Wisconsin (margin c10,000) the result there is still to be overturned:  https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/exclusive-tcf-center-election-fraud-newly-recovered-video-shows-late-night-deliveries-tens-thousands-illegal-ballots-michigan-arena/ Also Mike Lindell has a new documentary about the whole fiasco, ‘Absolute Proof’:  https://rumble.com/vdlbl7-absolute-proof-mike-lindell-election-documentary-full.html Even Time magazine now admits the election was stolen: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/wow-time-magazine-admits-great-detail-2020-election-rigged-trump-secret-cabal-wealthy-politically-connected-elites/

6/02/2021: Slow Internet? If you are not happy with the NBN maybe consider Starlink: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/04/spacex-starlink-satellite-internet-service-has-over-10000-users.html

5/02/2021: Vale Sir Tom Moore – Character is All: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/vale-captain-sir-thomas-moore-30-april-1920-2-february-2021.html

5/02/2021: Sub Ounce Per Pair Camp Shoes: I have been (very belatedly) making Della a pair of these using the 'pattern' I made my own with some years ago. That post says they weighed 19 grams but that was including the closed cell foam inserts. 13 without! That was in US Size 9.

Della's in US Women's Size 6 weigh just 10 grams each (without the string and cord lock which will add less than a gram). This probably saves around 300 grams' pack weight as compared with carrying the lightest 'camp shoes' available.

I have included some instructions this time so you could make your own if you have moderate sewing skills. I think you could manage well enough with hand sewing if you do not own a machine. I used the 3.6 oz Dyneema fabric available eg from RipstopbytheRoll as it is a bit lighter than the 4.8 oz. Mine have 'worn' quite well. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/05/sub-ounce-per-pair-camp-shoes/

5/02/2021: A Really Long Walk With You. Fifty years ago I first met Della, who has been life itself to me ever since. She was good enough to marry me 48 years ago (next week). Some people set out on a ‘through hike’ (perhaps the Alps Walk or Appalachian Trail) thinking to complete a really long walk. Fifty years with you walking beside me is the real thing. People often say they love someone ‘to the moon and back’ but we have probably walked together something rather like like that distance in our nearly 20,000 days together – anyway several times around the world. I am hoping we can toddle along together a little further yet awhile as it is the best of all possible lives.

 

 

5/02/2021: Abolish English Literature. Can this really be happening in an English University: https://moonbattery.com/university-of-leicester-phases-out-english-literature/

 

5/02/2021: Putin’s vaccine sounds like the go. Why can’t we make it here under licence? I’m sure Vlad would be only too happy to oblige. Our elderly are to be given the much less appropriate Astra Zenica vaccine which may do them no good at all (if I doesn’t actually kill them). Thanks again Scott:  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/swedish-health-officials-wont-recommend-astrazeneca-vaccine-for-people-over-65/ar-BB1dk51K  &  https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55900622

 

04/02/2021: Spot’s DIY Ultralight Dog Sleeping Bag #2: Our Jack Russells, Spot and Honey need new sleeping bags. The old ones, made hastily years ago from scraps of an old poor quality down sleeping bag were never very satisfactory – and were too heavy. I searched the net for designs but could not find a satisfactory one so I started from scratch myself.

Spot is looking pleased as he thinks I got his old bed out as we are going camping – which we are soon, after I have made their new beds, and a couple of other things!

After many models (which did not work), I finally came up with this design which does. The proportions are now good as the Tyvek prototype I made to check out the appropriate size was 2″ short and 1″ too narrow for supreme doggie comfort – though I think they would actually have snuggled down aright.

When I make the final one using the proportions in the diagram it will fit just right. On the left side is a drawing showing the dog (sort of) sleeping inside Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/02/03/spots-diy-ultralight-dog-sleeping-bag-2/

4/02/2021: Fair Point: Still not a single midget appointed to a cabinet-level position: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/02/03/still-not-a-single-midget-appointed-to-a-cabinet-level-position/ His new Secretary of Health. He seems to be the only one in the room who doesn’t know he is not a woman!

 

 

4/02/2021: Come on Scott. I actually voted for you guys. Why? I ask myself – well, look at the alternatives! But Craig Kelly is only publishing the truth, ie that Covid is very susceptible to cheap treatment/prevention eg Vitamin D/Zinc, Hydroxychloroquine, Ivomec, Betadine, common antibiotics… to such an extent that 90% + of all the deaths we have had so far could easily have been prevented.This methodology is likely cheaper and more effective than any vaccination programme will prove to be – particularly if concerns about vaccine safety happen to play out: https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/vaccines-alone-wont-save-us-from-the-virus/news-story/56b501bda2929b9c3e44af52c2c4c326

4/02/2021: Look, I don’t like perfume myself (and am very glad Della does not wear any – as I am dreadfully allergic), but I would like to see folk who view women as ‘meat’ to be deported. Soon. Please : https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/calling-all-good-muslims-beware-the-devil-woman-fornicatress-who-wears-perfume-or-makeup.html

03/02/2021: If I seem a bit quiet the last few days it is because I have mostly been just lying on the couch with my left arm pressed up against its back trying to suppress an agonising pain in it and my left shoulder caused by a pinched nerve in my neck (apparently). It is as bad as my (previous) back pain, but different. So many things to look forward to. If you have a ‘magic’ cure for this I will will want to know. Which reminds me. My arthritic knee which I have been seeking a magic solution to for years has suddenly become a lot better as I have started taking two hemp oil tablets either end of the day. I don’t know yet whether this will mean I can cancel a knee replacement or not. We live in hope. Meanwhile I remain a pain in the neck. Yours truly, Steve.

 

03/02/2021: Biden is so concerned about the Capitol ‘events’ he insists on impeaching Trump, yet he won’t charge the officer who shot Ashli Babbit and he still keeps pouring troops into Washington. What is going on: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/investigators-recommend-no-charges-capitol-police-officer-shot-killed-ashli-babbitt-still-wont-release-identity/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2021/02/where-are-the-media/ Meanwhile Biden’s dementia has ‘progessed’ so far now he can’t even sign his own name and his wife is (illegally) signing for him: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/odd-joe-bidens-signature-latest-official-documents-raising-eyebrows/

 

03/02/2021: It is hard to figure out what is the lesser of two evils these days: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/02/muslim-scholar-says-good-muslims-should-leave-the-west-over-lgbtqi-policies.html

 

02/02/2021

02/02/2021: Complicity Theorist (noun) - a person who accepts the political narrative of the day unquestionably; consumes mainstream media like it was 1980; and is prone to submissiveness, outbursts of irrational fear, and public shaming of free-thinkers.

02/02/2021: Richard Feynman once said, ‘There’s plenty of room at the bottom … and as Mack said (Cannery Row), ‘I never figured I’d end up here’: https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2021/01/30/the-walking-wounded/

 

01/02/2021: Useful Advice: How to survive three days in the wild: https://www.popsci.com/story/diy/how-to-survive-three-days-outdoors/

01/02/2021: The Assault on Truth. Once we (thought we) knew what it was. At least we had some ‘pillars’ on which we attempted to ‘build’ it. Long accepted wisdom for example. The so-called ‘eternal verities’ eg thigs which we had known since time immemorial to be true/good. Hunting for example. Or love of family, friends, ie those like us - eg one’s nation. Tradition. History. Literature. Marriage. The core tenets of one’s faith. Some basic values: self-sufficiency, honesty, thrift, work, fidelity, kindness…I could go on. But the ‘march through the instsitutions’ has been directed again and again at every single ‘pillar’ until the best lack all conviction while the worst are full of passionate intensity’ (Yeats, ‘Second Coming’). I have spent much of my life teaching ‘critical thinking’ by which I meant (to paraphrase Socrates) that ‘the examined life is best’, but I never meant that this should end in nihilism (quite the reverse). I never wanted that we should perceive,

 the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night’.Arnold ‘Dover Beach’).

I might not agree that a specific ‘teacher’, Jesus or Buddha (etc) is the ‘light of the world’, but I do not think there is no light. The quest for truth is (and should remain) the most important ‘meaning’ in our lives. The world really does appear to me ‘like a land of dreams. So various, so beautiful, so new.’ It should to you too.

01/02/2021: Was Ashli Babbit Shot? Back on 5th January this young woman was undoubtedly shot and killed by a police officer (on film) in the Capitol building though she was clearly not doing anything which would merit such lethal force. She was not George Floyd either. So far as I know no-one has been charged over her death. And where is the outrage?

31/01/2021: I’m not sure whether the Democrats are trying to provoke a civil war either, but they may well get one: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/20386/italygate-us-voter-fraud/  & https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/us-government-declares-war-on-half-the-country-fear-panic-or-just-crazy/

31/01/2021: Poor Fellow, My Country – whatever happened to self-sufficiency? We still practice it here at Jeeralang Junction, does no-one else? https://www.bookwormroom.com/2021/01/27/every-nation-should-learn-australias-lessons/

31/01/2021: Subtract the Urban Heat Island Effect and you find there has been no warming in the last 50+ years. What a scam: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2021/01/could-recent-u-s-warming-trends-be-largely-spurious/

30/01/2021: A land animal as big as a blue whale:  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9160381/Fossils-98-million-year-old-dino-unearthed-Argentina-largest-land-animal-ever.html

30/01/2021: Happy times in Germany without electricity – not long for us to be in the same situation either: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/01/24/german-showing-the-way-to-the-green-transition/

30/01/2021: More vaccine woes: First the ‘news’ that the RNA vaccine may eventually kill 80% of people (29/01) and now this: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/29/vaccine-wars-eu-demands-seizure-of-covid-vaccines-made-in-britain/ & this: https://summit.news/2021/01/26/merck-scraps-covid-vaccines-says-its-more-effective-to-get-the-virus-and-recover/ I have been thinking it may be better to acquire my immunity from contracting and recovering from the virus too. Given it has a fatality rate well under 1% (probably more like 1/10th of that) and given that you can eradicate 90%+ of it with eg a 1% Betadine solution (12/01) and similarly with Hydroxychloroquine/Ivomec and etc seems like my chances of survival might be better if I manufacture my own immunity. Now, how to get infected? Well it will come to our house eventually. Of course there is also the (high?) likelihood that I already have immunity having survived so many nasty things in the past! There is a test on the way to measure this. Then there is the good news: https://www.timesofisrael.com/vaccine-found-92-effective-in-israel-in-first-controlled-result-outside-trials/

29/01/2021: Just leave already. The State does not need to get involved – and should not. This legislation has gone beyond the brink , as ‘domestic violence’ legislation which does not involve any violence already has. The State should stay out of our bedrooms: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/the-law/2021/01/coercive-control-vs-common-sense/

29/01/2021: Just impossible nonsense: ‘To summarize: to get the world to zero emissions by 2050, our options are to build, commission, and bring on-line either:

• One 2.1 gigawatt (GW, 109 watts) nuclear power plant each and every day until 2050, OR

• 3000 two-megawatt (MW, 106 watts) wind turbines each and every day until 2050 plus a 2.1 GW nuclear power plant every day and a half until 2050, OR

290 square miles (760 square kilometres) of solar panels each and every day until 2050 plus a 2.1 GW nuclear power plant every day and a half until 2050’ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/27/bright-green-impossibilities/

29/01/2021: Could the vaccine be a method of mass extermination? This Professor of molecular genetics sounds a warning: https://citizenfreepress.com/breaking/professor-of-molecular-genetics-issues-chilling-warning-on-covid-mrna-vaccines/

28/01/2021: Handy Tool: https://www.popsci.com/story/shop/mini-circular-saws/

28/01/2021: Sea Ice Reached Lowest Point On Modern Record In The 1940s: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/24/study-shows-arctic-sea-ice-reached-lowest-point-on-modern-record-in-the-1940s-not-today/

28/01/2021: Whatever happened to ‘zero tolerance’ in New York: https://nypost.com/2021/01/24/nypd-releases-video-of-attackers-who-beat-and-stripped-man/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow

27/01/2021: Tooth Powder: So you have made your ultralight toothbrush spoon but are still lugging around all that heavy toothpaste or painfully drying it. You should know that tooth powder is a thing (and has been for a long time).

You can even buy your favourite brand (Colgate). Some studies even show that it is better for cleaning your teeth - as well as saving you a few grams. What's not to like? Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/26/tooth-powder/

27/01/2021: The SUV will rule the world. In 10 years sales have gone from 10% to 50%: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/suvs-rule-everyone-believes-in-climate-change-but-votes-for-gasoline/

 

27/01/2021: More people want to ban drinking straws than want to ban abortion, yet drinking straws do not kill 42 million people a year as abortion does - but whatever your views late term abortion is a horrible obscenity and should never have been legalised, ‘the baby is wrapped in a blanket and the mother is given the opportunity to hold the baby as it dies.’ Just Wow! https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2021/01/in-some-instances-feticide-is-undertaken/

 

27/01/2021: First Betadine (12/01), now this: Covid nasal Spray 99.9% effective: https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/israeli-behind-game-changing-covid-nasal-spray-says-its-99-9-effective/ Remember when Trump was lambasted for suggesting just this?

 

26/01/2021: Instant Underpants. Just add water. Great idea: https://mcphee.com/products/instant-underpants

 

26/01/2021: A Bigfoot Hunting Season – this could be a good idea. The Thylacoleo could be our target species here. Perhaps we could even have a Greenie Hunting Season too? Soon.: https://abc13.com/bigfoot-hunting-sasquatch-season-outdoors/9875983/

 

26/01/2021: Barring a (hopeful) Military Takeover, America is finished. Democrats are organizing it so no-one else can ever win: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/shocking-democrats-first-bill-2021-lock-fraudulent-elections-forever/ Mind you, the military might already be in control. Why are tens of thousands of troops still in Washington/ Why were they ever there? https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/01/26/if-there-were-a-military-coup-in-the-united-states-it-would-look-just-like-this/

 

Meanwhile Amazon Says Workers Voting To Unionize Can Only Do So In Person Because Mail-in Votes Would Be Susceptible To Cheating: https://www.weaselzippers.us/463206-amazon-says-workers-voting-to-unionize-can-only-do-so-in-person-because-mail-in-votes-would-be-susceptible-to-cheating/

 

Republicans fight back against this tyranny: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/republican-state-lawmakers-introduce-new-bills-limit-vote-mail-require-photo-vote-clean-dirty-voter-rolls/

26/01/2021: 1816 ‘Australia Day’ at a school for black children founded by Governor Lachlan Macquarie:On Saturday last the 28th. ult. the Town of Parramatta exhibited a novel and very interesting spectacle by the assembling of the Native Tribes there, pursuant to the GOVERNOR'S gracious invitation. — At 10 in the morning the Market-place was thrown open, and some Gentlemen who were appointed on the occasion took the management of the ceremonials. — The natives having seated themselves on the ground in a large circle, the chiefs were placed on chairs a little advanced in front, and to the right of their respective tribes. — In the centre of the circle thus formed, were placed large tables groaning under the weight of roast beef, potatoes, bread, &c. and a large cask of grog lent its exhilirating aid to promote the general festivity and good humour which so conspicuously shone through the sable visages of this delighted congress.

The GOVERNOR, attended by all the members of the Native Institution, and by several of the Magistrates and Gentlemen in the neighbourhood, proceded [sic] at half past ten to the Meeting, and having entered the circle passed round the whole of them, enquiring after, and making himself acquainted with the several tribes, their respective leaders, and residences. His EXCELLENCY then assembled the chiefs by themselves, and continued them in the ranks of chieftains, to which their own tribes had exalted them, and conferred on them badges of distinction, whereon were engraved their names as chiefs, and those of their tribes. — He afterwards conferred badges of merit on some individuals, in acknowledgment of their steady and loyal conduct in the assistance they rendered the military party when lately sent out in pursuit of the refractory natives to the west and south of the Nepean. — By the time this ceremony was over Mrs. MACQUARIE arrived, and the children belonging to, and under the care of the Native Institution, 15 in number, preceded by their teacher, entered the circle and walked round it; the children appearing very clean, well clothed, and happy. —The chiefs were then again called together to observe the examination of the children as to their progress in learning, and to civilized habits of life. — Several of the little ones read, and it was grateful to the bosom of sensibility to trace the decrees of pleasure which the chiefs manifested on this occasion. —Some clapped the children on the head, and one in particular turning round towards the GOVERNOR, with extraordinary emotion, exclaimed "GOVERNOR, — that will make good Settler — that's my Pickaninny !" — and some of their females were observed to shed tears of sympathetic affection, at seeing the infant and helpless offspring of their deceased friends, so happily sheltered and protected by British benevolence. —The examinations being finished, the children returned to the Institution under the guidance of their venerable tutor; whose assiduity and attention to them merits every commendation. The feasting then commenced, and the GOVERNOR retired amidst the long and reiterated acclamations and shouts of his sable and grateful congress. — The numbers of visitants (exclusive of the 15 children), amounted to 179; viz. — 105 men, 53 women, and 21 children.

It is worthy of observation that 3 of the latter mentioned number of children (and the son of the memorable Ben-ni-long was one of them), were placed in the Native institution immediately on the breaking up of the congress on Saturday last, making the number of children, now in that establishment, altogether l8; and we may reasonably trust, that in a few years this benevolent Institution will amply reward the hopes and expectations of its liberal Patrons and Supporters, and answer the grand object intended, by providing a seminary for the helpless offspring of the natives of this Country, and opening the path to their future civilization and improvement’.(Sydney Gazette)

25/01/2021: Robert Burns Day (b Jan 25th 1759). Here are (maybe ) his ten most famous poems. Great aren’t they: https://interestingliterature.com/2015/12/10-robert-burns-poems-everyone-should-read/ What’s your favourite. It is hard to beat ‘Bonnie Doon’ but I think ‘Red Rose’ tops them all:

O my Luve is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.

So fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only luve!
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my luve,
Though it were ten thousand mile.

25/01/2021: Girls and women deserve testosterone-free showers, dressing rooms, bathrooms, domestic violence shelters, jails, and sports facilities: https://rosebyanyothernameblog.wordpress.com/2021/01/23/women-are-not-men-who-knew/

 

25/01/2021: Great to be an aboriginal woman: ‘Under traditional Aboriginal tribal law, a young girl would have been given to one of the tribal elders as soon as she reached puberty. She would have given birth to three or four children, and - if she survived- and he tired of her, and there was a fresh pick of the young girls - she would have been passed on to the young men of the tribe to complete their sex education...when the tribe moved on, and she couldn't keep up, she would have been left behind to die. The matriarch of one of the Noongar clans in Western Australia, was being interviewed on the A.B.C. all those years ago, and outlined the above scenario. "That's what I would have had to look forward to. Some of those tribal elders were really creepy old men. I'm GLAD the white man came!"’ https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/01/message-for-lidia-thorpe-about-the-realities-of-her-idealised-aborigine-life.html yet ‘Our’ ABC now insists on calling ‘Australia’ Day, ‘Invasion’ Day. Wake up Australia. I for one have been sick to death of this racist cant of folks claiming to somehow be different (racially) from the rest of us or ‘aboriginal’ and therefore deserving of different (superior) treatment. Get a life guys. In fact, not to put too fine a point on it, Get a job!

24/01/2021: A Bag Full of Tricks – alternative title: ‘It’s All in the Bag’ – ultralight stuff sacks, ziplocks or ditty bags for hiking. This is not just about weight saving but also about spoilage and organisation. However there are significant weight savings too.

For example the ubiquitous (Glad) Ziplock bag is really quite heavy. Try weighing a standard sandwich bag and you will see what I mean. If you just keep throwing one after another in your pack it will not be very long before you have added 100 grams in storage bags alone.

There are lighter brands if you must use them, and significant weight savings can be made by choosing smaller ones – usually not available in supermarkets.

(.5oz/yd2) Cuben fibre bags with micro cord locks are much lighter (in the same sizes) and reusable many, many times. I have found cuben tends to shred relatively quickly though compared with lightweight nylon so usually I make my own ‘ditty’ bags out of eg .7 oz/yd2 nylon. Instructions here: DIY Stuff Sacks. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/24/a-bag-full-of-tricks/

24/01/2021: How Bad Is Australia’s Internet? Here is the monthly international comparison. As you can see we don’t even rate: https://www.speedtest.net/global-index

 

24/01/2021: Election fraud in the US has become so vast and pervasive that democracy there has ceased. This is an issue that will not go away no matter how many times Big Tech and its evil leftist allies say, ‘Move on. Nothing to see here.’ The ongoing election audit issue in Arizona for example is pivotal. Trump did win whether you like it or not and Biden is illegitimate. How to correct this awful evil? https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/data-expert-200000-pennsylvania-ballots-modified-election-sampling-100000-arizona-ballots-show-material-amount-arent-even-real-people/  I think Jay Valentine could get to the bottom of the election fraud racket pretty quickly. I doubt there will be an Executive Order about this one though. Perhaps Texas may step up to the plate: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/01/industrialscale_election_fraud__did_it_happen.html

 

24/01/2021: Locking up the Bush Must Stop. The greenie left will find on or another spurious reason to imprison all the people in their suburban enclaves in defiance of our nation’s rallying cry, ‘for we are young and free’: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2021/01/first-ayers-rock-now-mount-warning/

 

23/01/2021: New research tools can rewrite history: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/21/woolly-mammoths-may-have-lived-thousands-of-years-after-supposed-extinction/

 

23/01/2021: Gene Therapy promises huge benefits. Last week we had news of a ‘cure’ for aging, now a cure for paralysis and maybe blindness: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/paralyzed-mice-walk-again-after-just-a-few-weeks/

 

23/01/2021: Talking to the Dead. I remember proposing this idea over a decade ago (pity I hadn’t the tech savvy then to create it) but it is to be a thing soon: https://www.nme.com/news/tv/microsofts-new-ai-chatbot-concept-is-reminding-people-of-black-mirror-2862855

 

21/01/2021: No problem: It was so much warmer in the Holocene: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/17/proof-of-warmer-earlier-climate-swiss-geologist-studies-10800-year-old-tree-trunk-under-alps-glacier/

 

21/01/2021: I am too old already. This could be handy. Bring it on: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-genes-ageing/chinese-scientists-develop-gene-therapy-which-could-delay-ageing-idUSKBN29P02V

 

21/01/2021: How to get your resume Biden ready:

 

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20/01/2021: This is a really great tip: Turn kitchen scissors into good Kevlar shears in seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG6ZFA543BI Basically you roughen the edge (not the cutting edge) with a grinder so the scissors ‘catch’ the slippery Kevlar fibre. Now you can think about making your own carbon/kevlar canoe. I am: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/03/lightest-carbon-fibre-canadian-canoe/

 

20/01/2021: Putin is one tough guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoHkA-p8cXc&feature=emb_title

 

20/01/2021: Americans Love Trump: President Trump’s Approval Rating Hits 51% on Day before Inauguration: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/americans-love-trump-president-trumps-approval-rating-hits-51-day-inauguration/ and 91% of GOP voters still with Trump: https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2021/01/16/poll-91-of-gop-voters-still-with-trump-mcconnell-worried If there were to be something terrible tomorrow which disposed of the incoming commies and their fellow travelers in a single sweep I suspect 80+ million Americans wold be cheering! Great Final Address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIbLtumN__U&feature=emb_title  Scott Adams Thought for the Day:  ‘Trump never had to protect himself from his own troops.’

 

19/01/2021: Relax This Morning With Dancing Birds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMFfHVGu8-0&feature=emb_title

 

19/01/2021: ‘Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.’ – Confucius

 

19/01/2021: A truly ancient porker: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60483

 

18/01/2021: A Burial so Poignant: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60474

 

18/01/2021: Of course it was a communist Chinese bio-weapon: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9153885/Mike-Pompeo-reveals-intel-implicating-Wuhan-lab-origins-COVID-19-pandemic.html

 

18/01/2021: I have been wondering what the numbers really were too. They counted 74+ million for Trump and we can see 3 million fake votes for Biden in the six ‘swing’ states alone in the Navarro Report. There is also clear evidence of vast amounts of vote switching by machine - at least 5% overall just to ‘kick it along’ so Mike Linell’s 79 milion for Trump against 68 million for Biden is ball-park but I agree with him that 68 million still seems too high when over 30% of democrat voters also thought Trump won (clearly because they voted for him too). Anyway you have 80+ million very angry people (hence the huge military build-up), but if there is to be an insurrection surely the military will join (or lead) the insurrection instead of firing on it, since they would be Trump loyalists almost to a man (or woman) as voting data consistently shows? Remember how easily Iran fell to the mullahs even though the Shah had one of the largest armies on earth for example. The next few days will be ‘interesting’ to say the least. The very same Democrats now calling for more walls, fences and razor wire at the capitol are universally opposed to walls at the southern border. You need personal ID to even walk the streets of DC but did not need it to vote in the stolen election. All this is not lost on the people: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/mike-lindell-delivered-evidence-president-trump-won-79-million-68-million-video/ PS I hope Howell is right: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/20190/will-biden-have-inauguration-arraignment-or-both/

 

Judging from the military’s response to Pence today I would not want to be in Biden’s shoes: https://streamable.com/waeo8j

 

17/01/2021: Some gal - 661 lambs: https://www.theland.com.au/story/7086965/solo-womens-shearing-world-record-broken-by-new-zealand-local/ Move over Jackie Howe https://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2008/10/21/2397477.htm PS: I met an old shearer years ago who was there when Jackie set that record, and who took part in the Great Shearer’s Strike which also occurred in the 1890s. The granddad knew a man who was on the First Fleet. We are a ‘young’ country still.

17/01/2021:

17/01/2021: ‘Sea surface temperatures began rising from 1900, long before CO2 emissions could have had the slightest effect on the world’s climate. Indeed the rate of rise from 1910 to 1940 was every bit as fast as since 1980. This also correlates with tidal gauge records of sea level rise around the world, which show a similar pattern. Simple physics tell us that the oceans drive the world’s climate, and not the atmosphere. The heat capacity of the oceans is so much greater than the air, that the heat capacity of an atmospheric column of unit area cross section extending from the ocean surface to the outermost layers of the atmosphere is equivalent to the heat capacity of a column of seawater of 2.6-metre depth. Put another way, rising ocean temperatures cause atmospheric temperatures to rise, and not vice versa. We can readily see that every time there is an El Nino. So the real question is what has caused sea temperatures to steadily rise since 1900? And if you think it is greenhouse gases, then you need to explain how these also caused the pre 1940 rise’ https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/16/the-ocean-warming-enigma/

16/01/2021: Thomas Sowell: Is truth irrelevant? https://elkodaily.com/opinion/columnists/thomas-sowell-is-truth-irrelevant/article_a16fda11-ecd9-5726-83c3-1ce49f771421.html

 

16/01/2021: A Counter-Coup beginning? 25,000 troops to guard Biden’s inauguration. Larger than Australia’s entire defence forces. Is there really that much danger he and Harris will be assassinated? I’m sure at least 75 million people are really angry they stole the election and there are bound to be some who would take such action, but if so they cannot be protected for all time. It may well be that we will witness the assassination of multiple key figures in this over time or at the very least that they will have to live their lives from now on in a sort of bubble. This will no doubt include Tech and Media ‘giants’ as well. There may be a sort of justice after all.

16/01/2021:

15/01/2021: An Ultralight Hiker's Xmas: Many of you perhaps wonder what might be the 'dream' present for your ultralight hiker/hunter beloved. Maybe if I told you about my beloved's choice (for me) for the last two-three 'spoiling' occasions it might give you some inspiration?

For example for Xmas she bought me this beautiful little pack rifle which I have been wanting for some time. May also help me protect her from wild dogs. It is an under 500 gram .22 calibre single shot, but it should do the trick at putting the occasional bunny/duck etc in the pot. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/15/an-ultralight-hikers-xmas/

15/01/2021: Save This Brave Pigeon: https://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/australia-kill-pigeon-crossed-pacific-oregon-75242726

15/01/2021: Very Strange: A Nursing Home had Zero Coronavirus Deaths. Then, It Vaccinates Residents for Coronavirus and the Deaths Begin. We also have this from Norway: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/01/14/did-cnn-accidentally-prove-that-trump-did-not-incite-the-violence-at-the-capitol-n1346680 & http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2021/january/10/a-nursing-home-had-zero-coronavirus-deaths-then-it-vaccinates-residents-for-coronavirus-and-the-deaths-begin/ - don’t know whether this is true or widespread.

15/01/2021: The Capitol Invaders Were Not Trump Supporters. Who were they – after all this was happening whilst Trump was still addressing his rally a 45 minute walk away: https://norwaytoday.info/news/norwegian-medicines-agency-links-13-deaths-to-vaccine-side-effects-those-who-died-were-frail-and-old/  & https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2021/01/14/did-cnn-accidentally-prove-that-trump-did-not-incite-the-violence-at-the-capitol-n1346680 & https://thenationalpulse.com/analysis/the-insurrection-lie/ Harris and Biden are on record as having repeatedly urged on other rioters with impunity yet Trump who repeatedly urged only peaceful protest is to be impeached lest he rise again and maybe win a second term – as if his backing of another candidate (eg Ivanka or Don Jr) under the aegis of MAGA would not have the same effect! All this will do is cement in the great majority of American voters’ minds how the election was stolen, how Trump will be their only legitimate President for all tiem and how Biden is a fake and a cheat who will be disrespected and scorned forever.

15/01/2021: The Third Navarro Report Shows Fraudulent Votes are Ten Times the Margin of Biden’s ‘Victory’. This coup is the worst disaster in American history: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-trump-teams-peter-navarro-drops-third-report-providing-proof-trump-won/ 3 million illegal votes in just those six states (to add to Trump’s accredited 74 million (or subtract from Biden’s margin of 300,000). How many more in the other 44 states?

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14/01/2021: A Colony on Ceres? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/13/study-proposes-orbital-ceres-colony/

14/01/2021: Pence’s treachery revealed: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/exclusive-turncoat-vp-mike-pence-ignored-letter-republicans-wisconsins-congress-december-contesting-results/ So Biden won? How’s this for election fraud? 300,000 mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania alone which never went through the Post Office: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/pattern-recognition-specialist-jovan-pulitzer-says-300k-pa-mail-ballots-never-processed-usps-video/  And this: A ballot box in California has still not been picked up for the November election: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/still-ballot-box-street-conservative-leaning-lone-pine-ca-local-officials-refuse-come-pick/ Remember this when they tell you there was no fraud. Half of US states backed a Supreme Court challenge to the election (led by Texas and) supported by thousands of pages of evidence and a flood of witnesses, but it was rejected as they lacked ‘standing’. What a fraud!

14/01/2021: The Battery Delusion. Storage can never replace generation, not even a tiny fraction of it. There are often periods during winter when the wind and sun fail for days at a time – and we are rapidly running out of available gas. We have installed our own petrol generator system. You should too: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/01/13/the-cost-and-capacity-of-humongous-batteries/

13/01/2021: Creating Truth. Youtube have now deleted President Trump’s address to the Save America rally on January 6. You can watch it on Rumble. Proof he did not incite: https://rumble.com/vchpcv-save-america-march-trumps-live-address-to-the-100-of-thousands-in-attendanc.html

13/01/2021: A Triple Star World – what might life be like on such a world? When science fiction becomes science fact: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/12/planetary-sleuthing-finds-triple-star-world/

13/01/2021: Voyages of the Starship Enterprise: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/rolls-royce-and-uk-space-agency-launch-first-ever-study-into-nuclear-powered-space-exploration

13/01/2021: Why ‘young and free’ is just about right, and why I will continue to sing it so: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/01/12/pbw-on-being-young-and-free/

 

13/01/2021: Fair point Catallaxy:

Wikipedia:

• Assassination of John F. Kennedy: 12,064 words, 180 footnotes.

• General relativity: 20,549 words, 214 footnotes.

• World War II: 24,672 words, 415 footnotes.

• Jesus Christ: 25,735 words, 466 footnotes.

• 2021 storming of the United States Capitol: 38,829 words, 631 footnotes.”

Quite a crowd though:

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Now President Trump speaks from Alamo Texas: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/president-trump-speaks-from-alamo-texas/

12/01/2021: Some progress towards an alternative (social) media list: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/sick-communist-like-censorship-list-popular-uncensored-media-options/ BTW. 1. I am having trouble ‘restoring’ the Menu Bar in Brave. I am so used to it in Mozilla. 2. I have been researching ‘alternatives to Windows/Android operating systems’ and ‘alternative browsers’, etc. You can do the same. There are many. I will be trialing some on an old computer and mobile phone. 3. Uptodown is an alternative App store to Google Play. 4. If you know a decent ‘conservative’ news service in Australia (particularly internet radio we could wake up) with please let me know. Waking up to ABC News (worse than Pravda ever was) is just so cringeworthy! PS: Facebook and Twitter shares are already down approx 10%! Keep it up folks.

12/01/2021: At least this is uplifting: More Space Milestones: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/11/northrop-grummans-cygnus-space-freighter-departs-space-station/

12/01/2021: The Tech Giant Control is just terrifying. Read what they are doing to the website Parler. This tyranny must be stopped: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/parler-ceo-our-service-has-been-dropped-by-every-vendor-and-could-end-our-business/ Parler has sued using anti-trust legislation but this could take a long time. Mind you, two can play at that game: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/idaho-isp-blocks-facebook-and-twitter-bravo/

If this Italian connection is true (and I am unsure of it) it is not all over yet by a long shot. What an alarming situation. https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/20087/mike-pompeo-in-italy-making-arrests/

Mass murderers (inciting same) are allowed on Twitter but not Donald Trump: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/01/11/twitter-endorses-bombers/

Ominous: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/provocateurs-tried-to-incite-more-violence-at-capitol-hill-but-failed/

12/01/2021: Bangladesh might not have much money but they do have brains. First they proved the efficacy of cheap sheep drench Ivomec and now Betadine Good Lord. What have our masters been doing – apart from killing us: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/01/betadine-earnose-drops-mouth-gargle-reduce-covid-hospitalizations-by-84-mortality-by-88.html I note that another team is also trialing a different disinfectant nasal spray.

12/01/2021: He did not incite. You judge yourself. You can still watch Trump address his supporters before the march on the Capitol here. He urged them only to ‘Peacefully and Patriotically Make Your Voices Heard.’ The ‘fake news’ is well aware that at least 500,000 Trump supporters were present in DC on that day and were not a part of the few dozens of people in the Capitol building. Let me be clear. If Trump called for a building to be stormed, you would not have a building today. (Frankly I found it inspiring – I got up in the wee small hours of the morning to watch it live): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrGJfQzUrnY&feature=emb_title PS: Youtube have now deleted this. You can watch it on Rumble: https://rumble.com/vchpcv-save-america-march-trumps-live-address-to-the-100-of-thousands-in-attendanc.html

Who really stormed the Capitol? Antifa: https://www.infowars.com/posts/watch-live-red-alert-the-purge-has-begun/ ‘the flash bangs started going off at the US Capitol before President Trump was finished with his speech at the Ellipse. A vast majority of patriots left the Ellipse and went home after President Trump finished his speech.https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/ignored-media-flash-bangs-going-off-us-capitol-trump-finished-speech-antifa-organized-protest-near-us-capitol-stormed/

11/01/2021: A Golden Queen: Della: ‘This evening's harvest of Golden Queen peaches and apricots: How beautifully they glow in the early evening light! The wet spring and summer has given us bountiful fruit this year.The blood plums were ready over Christmas and New Year, and the bulk of that crop had either fallen or been eaten by the cockies before we knew it. We have 2 later varieties almost ready though, so we will get a second and a third chance. Meanwhile we have been munching on glorious plumcots and yellow "Simon Demon" plums. The Golden Queen peaches are my favourite yellow clingstone variety, firm and tasty for both eating and preserving. The little stunted tree has outdone itself this year, and I am wondering where I am going to find the time this week to preserve what we can't eat ...A job for another day, most certainly, but with shearing about to begin, I am not quite sure which day it might be’

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11/01/2021: The Genuine Article? The next few days could get very very interesting: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/are-the-dems-and-trump-both-trying-to/ The Democrats and Big Tech certainly seem to be running scared. Something else sinister on Pelosi’s missing laptop perhaps: https://www.bitchute.com/video/LS2wchM2C3rn/  Some people are claiming Trump has already signed the Insurrection Act and is co-ordinating the military from the central military command centre in Texas where he has been since January 6th. Unlikely? We shall see.

11/01/2021: A 37C day here at Jeeralang Junction today, so not so pleasant but I am reminded of my post from this very day in 2011: ‘A few years ago I remember we had a 28C day in July (nice 'Indian Summer' day). Today we are having an 11C day in mid January (not so welcome unless you are of the apres ski set). This is global warming?’

11/01/2021: Main Street USA: Rasmussen: Trump's Approval Rating Rises (to 51%) After DC Protests: https://www.newsmax.com/us/rasmussen/2021/01/08/id/1004872/?dkt_nbr=6F12122iovhm

11/01/2021: It is a sad day for liberty when you must go to ‘fringe’ sites to get the news because the mainstream is so (obviously and dictatorially) compromised. Some I have been reading (in no particular order) – You should too: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/ & https://www.naturalnews.com/  & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ & https://www.theepochtimes.com /& https://justthenews.com/ & https://www.infowars.com/  etc. These will give you important insights you are missing. All such sites are under constant attack, but also they are suffering from huge overload as people flock to them. Eg Fox News has just about collapsed whilst chat service GAB gas had a 750% increase in traffic overnight. PS: You will notice I can't even post the url of some such sites on Facebook - such is the level of censorship and control! I suspect I will be banned from Facebook soon.

 

11/01/2021: We need to start making a list of the groups working hard to stifle freedom and move away from and de-fund them. Here are some to begin with just today: Apple, Mozilla, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Youtube…I will add others as time moves on. You can seek alternatives or sell shares to weaken their efforts. For example, I will be moving away from the Windows operating system to Linux. I will do the same with the Android system on my phone (owned by Google). These people are even working at updating your phone’s software so that it will not receive emergency broadcasts. I no longer want to be controlled by Microsoft or Google – well, I never did. Apple has also shown itself to be a ‘bad actor’. Tough for you folks with Iphones. Throw them in the sea!  You can buy an Android phone and install an Android alternative operating system. There are also alternative sources of Apps to the Google Play Store. There are other alternatives. For example, I have already moved from Google search to DuckDuckGo and from Mozilla to Opera (now to Brave) for example. I deleted Chrome (Google owned) ages ago. Again there are alternatives to eg Facebook, Twitter. Many of my friends have already moved (before their accounts are deleted anyway). Parler, Gab, MeWe etc, etc. Rumble is an alternative to Youtube. There are others. My prediction is that millions (perhaps billions) of folks will do this and many of these ‘Tech Giants’ will crash. Why ‘Mozilla’ too you say? Here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/want-blood-mozilla-argues-must-done-rid-internet-president-trump-bad-actors/ Mozilla is now owned by Google. Unfortunately Opera is owned by the Chinese: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/opera-sold-600-million-chinese-consortium/ There will be updates soon…Try the Brave browser: https://brave.com/ It is fast. Just impossible to keep this post updated. Things are moving too fast.

 

10/01/2021: Truly Shocking: Abortion Leading Global Cause of Death in 2020 with 42.7 Million Killed – as with euthanasia, we need to think very carefully before we decide to end people’s lives: https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2021/01/01/abortion-leading-global-cause-of-death-in-2020-with-42-7-million-killed/  -  but this is not ‘genocide’; instead it is a ‘human right’. Go figure.

10/01/2021: Surveillance HQ - Great to see that we make the list – do you remember when John Cain first installed a few of these (as a ‘temporary emergency’ measure during the CHOGM Conference in 1982?) but they were all to be removed as being a wholly unacceptable infringement of our liberties? Since then dictatorship seems to have galloped rather than crept: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/mapped-the-top-surveillance-cities-worldwide/

10/01/2021: Trump actually did win by a huge margin (as you can see) after you subtract voter fraud: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/new-detailed-inventory-election-fraud-2020-election-deroy-murdock-provides-strong-evidence-president-trumps-performance-swing-states-overall-race/ but look what is happening to the evidence: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-fbi-claims-jurisdiction-yesterday-took-control-shredded-ballots-analyzed-georgia-sends-back-shredder/ The attacks on freedom and free speech by the Left are terrible: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/the-tech-giants-purge-trump-conservatives-74-million-people/

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/wp-content/uploads/Deroy-Murdock-Vote-fraud-Fraud-by-category-and-state.jpg

9/01/2021: Big Tech Dictatorship: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-twitter-bans-president-donald-trump-permanently/  & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-apple-threatens-ban-parler-unless-enact-draconian-censorship-policies-demanded-big-tech-oligarchs/ & Heaps of other Trump supporters being banned from Facebook Twitter etc and being fired from their jobs! If the people rise up and end this coup with violence many will be cheering them on! The Second American Revolution may well be upon us. It will need to happen in the next few days or it will be too late – and all is lost.

9/01/2021: The apocryphal demonisation of Angus McMillan (the ‘discoverer of Gippsland’) makes ‘interesting’ reading. The bizarre inventiveness of communist ‘historians’ is legion. Add this to your library of aboriginal history fabrication: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2020/12/the-warrigal-creek-massacre-true-story-or-apocryphal/

9/01/2021: It is the storming of the Capitol by an illegally elected swathe of Democrats and Rino supporters which is the great wrong of our time. We literally witnessed a coup yesterday play out on live television and our politicians are acting as if the citizens are in the wrong.  Limbaugh: “There's a lot of people calling for the end of violence...I am glad Sam Adams, Thomas Paine, the actual Tea Party guys, the men at Lexington and Concord didn't feel that way.”  Scott Adams: "This protest was the most appropriate thing I have ever seen US citizens do. I am completely proud of those citizens." Poll: Only 27% of GOP Voters Say Storming of Capitol a “Direct Threat on Democracy” — 45% Support the Actions: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/poll-27-gop-voters-say-storming-capitol-direct-threat-democracy-45-support-actions/ You should read this: Tucker Carlson: Who will stand up for everyday Trump voters facing retribution from the left? Too true. https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-republican-party-trump-voters-left-revenge & this: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/republican-rioters-didnt-even-get-big-screen-tvs/

9/01/2021: The last vestiges of news will disappear rapidly in this new era, but you should catch these nine brochures about our climate before they are lost forever: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2021/01/white-house-brochures-on-climate-there-is-no-climate-crisis/

8/01/2021: Super Ultralight Tent Pegs: Sometimes you just need a really, really ultralight peg. These guys will not have the same 'purchase' as a heavier, thicker diameter or longer peg bu they are super ultralight: only one or two grams each. They might suit for pegging down the edge of your ultralight titanium DIY Hobo Stove for example, or for pinning down your (small) dog sleeping bags. Maybe even for (intermediate pegs) eg on your ground sheet - anything which needs horizontal location without much 'lift' and which does not require too much strength. Probably many other uses. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/08/super-ultralight-tent-pegs/

8/01/2021: Hats Off to Steve Kates: ‘How did PDT achieve so much surrounded as he was by so many enemies? Of course, the supreme good was he prevented Hilary from being president for the past four years. And he revealed how vile the Deep State is, although much good knowing it now will do us. And he ought to have shown us that the media are completely untrustworthy, but instead taught us how stupid most people are about the source of their freedoms and prosperity given how willing they were to be led down garden paths. But he still has friends, aside from me, who will remember Donald Trump as the greatest, bravest President of our lifetime. You are guaranteed never to see his like again no matter how young you are or how long you live. You have witnessed the fall of the American Republic and its replacement with a fascist state. Here is a sample among those who have stayed the course’. https://catallaxyfiles.com/2021/01/07/how-did-pdt-achieve-so-much-surrounded-as-he-was-by-so-many-enemies/

8/01/2021: The Democrat Washington DC leadership deliberately allowed protesters into the Capitol in a truly nefarious move to demonise Donald Trump: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/allowing-antifa-domestic-terrorists-burn-country-fbi-director-wray-vows-charge-participated-siege-capitol/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/video-capitol-police-removed-barriers-allowed-protesters-walk-right-capitol/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/going-another-video-surfaces-capitol-police-leading-protesters-washington-capitol/ You should note this: Trump Supporters Pulled Violent Protesters Away from the Capitol Building When They Started Damaging It – Who Were These People? https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/not-making-headlines-trump-supporters-pulled-protesters-away-capitol-building-started-damaging-people/

8/01/2021: Clearly a cowardly murderous execution of a peaceful protester – but I do not expect to see the perpetrator punished: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/graphic-warning-up-close-footage-shows-officer-aim-and-fire-at-ashli-babbitt/

7/01/2021: Today is the end of America. The end of the free world. Darkness has swept over everything. I seriously question whether there is a future. Yet I watched it unwind on live TV in horror. https://twitter.com/i/status/1346928882595885058 Unbelievably Twitter took down Trump’s plea for peace. TS Eliot:

  This is the way the world ends
    This is the way the world ends
    This is the way the world ends
    Not with a bang but a whimper.’

Meanwhile Patrick Byrne was actually watching the Chinese etc steal Georgia: https://twitter.com/PatrickByrne/status/1346947147774660609

Meanwhile some evil scum executed a young woman peacefully protesting inside the Capitol: https://twitter.com/i/status/1346938016636526592

This is ominous. Trump said he would lead the march on the Capitol but he never turned up. Instead some Antifa guys disguised as MAGA led the charge: https://thedonald.win/p/11RhAtb1OP/the-go-home-in-peace-video-of-tr/ 

Here is the deleted Twitter message again: https://thedonald.win/p/11RhAtaTpK/trumps-deleted-twitter-message/c/

It was a set-up – police let them through: https://thedonald.win/p/11RhAtaTlD/they-were-setup--video-of-capito/c/

7/01/2021: Good Lord!Your tax dollars at work. Thank goodness we are married: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/01/gladyss-gov-outdoes-the-abc-with-advice-on-masturbating-during-covid-.html

7/01/2021: Forward the future – at last a wooden satellite: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/01/03/worlds-first-wooden-satellite-to-be-launched-by-japan-in-2023/

6/01/2021: Things are happening: https://thedonald.win/p/11Rh1YXKJK/statement-from-president-donald-/c/ & https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1346652589673345024?s=21 & https://thedonald.win/p/11Rh1YYhQH/election-fraud-missing-piece-mi6/ & https://vocaroo.com/1e976QE4oDoy

6/01/2021: Deconstructing Dominion’s vote-rigging algorithm produces a stunning Trump victory (Yet they are up to the same tricks today in Georgia: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/reports-dominion-machines-breaking-several-georgia-gop-precincts-voters-told-workers-will-scan-ballots-later/ These machines ‘required’ 93% ‘adjudication’ in Fulton County in the Nov 3 poll): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/expert-edward-solomons-analysis-2020-election-shows-thousands-ballots-switched-trump-states-won-mi-ga-pa-biden-enough-steal-election/

Going for the steal the second time – why would you not: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/no-republican-observers-present-fulton-county-tabulation-center-screens-facing-away-media-pen-videos/

6/01/2021: The most famous song which no-one knows the words of: https://www.rd.com/article/what-does-auld-lang-syne-mean/

‘We two have run about the slopes,

and picked the daisies fine;

But we’ve wandered many a weary foot

since auld lang syne.

We two have paddled in the stream,

from morning sun till dine;

But seas between us broad have roared

since auld lang syne.’

6/01/2021: I have to have one (or two) of these - a .50 calibre air rifle: https://www.airforceairguns.com/product-p/u2050.htm Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsSYngXbCc0 More: https://heyshooters.com/best-big-bore-air-rifle/ Wow – a 12 shot .35 calibre air rifle which will take down a deer: https://www.amazon.com/Gamo-Winchester-Bore-70-35-Rifle/dp/B079SYPL6H?tag=deeheyshooters-20

6/01/2021: I am still ‘an innocent abroad’ when it comes to the level of evil/corruption all around us. Without going into Lin Wood’s recent revelations about pedophile gang control of important people (including Supreme Court head John Roberts - or this: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/counterfeit-us-ballots-found-in-georgia-along-with-chinese-shipping-receipt/) the list here of 24 state governors in the US who are members of the Chinese Communist Party will chill you…and that is just the beginning. Trump must win tomorrow or all is lost: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/19978/january-6th-a-day-of-light-or-darkness/ Before you lose heart, there is hope, and here he is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpC07PM-n6s&feature=emb_title

Lots of folks in Washington Plaza already: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/watch-live-trump-patriots-converge-on-freedom-plaza-in-dc-one-day-early/

05/01/2021: Wisconsin legislature will decertify their election in the morning of 6th January. 2-3 other states will quickly follow suit. Voila: Trump is re-elected! https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/breaking-wisconsin-legislature-announces-resolution-introduced-thursday-will-likely-decertify-state-award-president-trump/

05/01/2021: Lightest Carbon Fibre Canadian Canoe: Here’s the lightest carbon fibre Canadian I could find the Hornbeck Blackjack at 11 lbs (5 kg). An interesting alternative to a packraft. You could make one yourself (say 5 kg) having first made a plywood version such as this Peasemarch 10  or Dengemarsh 10 17-18 kg version as a mould. An interesting couple of weekend’s work. You can buy the carbon fibre cloth cheaply enough from eg Aliexpress. Or: New DIY Pack Raft  – the ultralight version weighs 815 grams and costs $A$ $227.46 (Jan 2021) Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/03/lightest-carbon-fibre-canadian-canoe/

https://www.mensjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/hornbeck-blackjack-main.jpg?w=600&quality=86&strip=all&iswp=0

05/01/2021: How good would this be: Birdwatcher spies Britain’s largest Celtic gold coin hoard – sometimes it pays to own a metal detector. Shares in Codan are up: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/60383

05/01/2021: Can it get any worse than this – ending a prayer with the phrase, ‘Amen and Awomen’? So be it! Latin scholars are revulsed! https://twitter.com/i/status/1345866081815187459

05/01/2021: 5% everywhere - What a great leg-up for Biden: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/fraud-alert-analysis-3000-counties-reveals-joe-biden-received-5-6-votes-counties-using-dominion-voting-machines/ Other examples https://www.theepochtimes.com/georgia-election-data-shows-17650-votes-switched-from-trump-to-biden-data-scientists_3640670.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-01-02-1 & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/must-watch-video-data-scientists-discover-432000-votes-removed-president-trump-least-15-counties-pennsylvania/  & https://noqreport.com/2021/01/04/patrick-byrne-bombshell-chinese-shipping-receipt-found-with-shredded-ballots-in-georgia/ The fraud wasn’t just in the ‘swing’ states. Imagine how huge Trump’s victory would have been without this massive fraud, eg 9% in Florida: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/what-are-the-odds-all-dumps-favour-biden/ Maybe this will happen: https://100percentfedup.com/breaking-video-peter-navarro-enrages-dems-says-pence-can-reschedule-later-inauguration/ A ten day audit will be the end of it. No doubt.

04/01/2021: Farewell 2020 the year when ‘aloof’ was supplanted. Grammarians praised it for teaching the correct usage of gerunds whilst stylists deplored its awkward phrases preferring simpler adjectives and nouns. 

04/01/2021: Grand Teton National Park –all those moose: https://twitter.com/i/status/1343655037877317636 - what a hunting opportunity this must be: https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2021/01/10th-circuit-rules-nps-cant-regulate-hunting-grand-teton-inholdings

04/01/2021: The PM says 'we are one' - so why do our embassies have 3 flags? (I can’t even identify all of them) https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/01/liberal-national-party-mp-calls-for-removal-of-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-flags-at-austra.html PS: I liked the wording ’young’ in the National Anthem - whose wording ie ‘young’ = ‘new’ we actually voted for back in 1974. We have not voted for this change to ‘one’ which  I do not endorse anyway as I resent the implication of enforced conformity implied. I am surprised that the attack wasn’t on the word ‘fair’ meaning ‘beautiful’ and not ‘white’ however. At the time the song was written one might well have described a beautiful black person as ‘fair’, just as I would still describe a happy person as ‘gay’ - if I dared!

04/01/2021: Much as I would like to think that the Nashville bombing is linked to ‘Beijing’ Biden’s election fraud & etc it seems that Warner was a complete nut-job as well. I mean he thought we were controlled by ‘lizard people’ disguised as human beings. Now wait a minute, isn’t that true? Of course much of this ‘news’ is sourced from the likes of CNN who apparently have ‘thoroughly’ researched the US election fraud and found a single voter who illegally voted (for Trump of course) on behalf of his dead mum – like finding a needle in a haystack really: https://www.tmz.com/2021/01/03/nashville-bomber-conspiracy-letters-lizard-people-aliens-anthony-warner/

03/01/2021: Mighty Oaks: As they say 'from little acorns grow'. Yet there are those who debunk some of my modest efforts to reduce minor aspects of my pack weight (such as my recent 'Toothbrush Spoon' post -which saves at least 10 grams), or my DIY Ten Gram Pillow which probably saves you at least an ounce (or 30 grams).

I know even my own son opined that he was quite happy to carry the extra 10 grams even when I pointed out to him that to do so was the equivalent (in kilograms) of moving ten times that number (ie 100 kilograms) a distance of 1 metre. See A Lazy Man's Guide to Hiking and Hunting.

These tiny savings can add up, so that soon you have saved 100 grams or even a kilogram off your pack weight. the equivalents respectively of having moved 1 tonne or ten tonnes a distance of a metre - a considerable amount of work which I pointed out to him would involve his having had to carry quite a quantity of extra food to have performed. Itself something which also requires work, and so on, ad infinitum!

Even though I years ago thought I had pretty much completed all my major pack weight savings, nonetheless every year I seem to find the odd other wrinkle which still makes a difference. You will notice that many of these weight savings were quite cheap or DIY. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/03/mighty-oaks/

03/01/2021: Enough of ‘the new normal’ already, ‘Examples of the new normal are all around us and affect all aspects of our lives. Defunding the police while crime skyrockets is the new normal. Prisoners being released back on the streets, while hairdressers and restaurant owners are fined and sometimes jailed, is the new normal. Big tech and mainstream media shutting down all voices opposing their agenda, while extolling the virtues of democracy and free speech, is the new normal. A CNN reporter describing demonstrators as “peaceful protesters,” while behind him the skyline burns, is the new normal. Closing down all restaurants, houses of worship, and small businesses while allowing protesters to burn, riot, and loot in the name of “social justice” is the new normal. Prisoners in certain states receiving the COVID vaccine while vulnerable seniors must wait is the new normal. The latest COVID Relief bill, which included only a paltry sum in relief for tens of millions of desperate Americans, while granting billions in foreign aid, is the new normal’ https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/01/we_dont_need_to_accept_the_new_normal_the_left_is_forcing_on_us.html

03/01/2021: Beware: The Green Energy Czar’s will make your house (which perhaps people have found a satisfactory home for centuries) worthless: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/31/britains-new-climate-plan-that-could-make-millions-of-homes-unsellable/

 

03/01/2021: Isn’t this sad? Nursing Home Patients Dying Of Loneliness Amid COVID Lockdown: https://www.weaselzippers.us/461775-nursing-home-patients-dying-of-loneliness-amid-covid-lockdown/

02/01/2021: 76 Gram Cookset: I am putting together an overnight/weekend kit which is as ultralight as I can get it. I will probably carry it in my 193 Gram Pack. It will definitely include this cook set. The pot is the Evernew EBT278R 55 gram 570 ml pot.You can find it on Amazon for example for US 22.90 (Jan 2021), possibly elsewhere cheaper.

Inside is my titanium roll-up hobo stove weighing 20 grams which you can make yourself in a few minutes using simple hand tools for a cost of US$4. I will need a couple of ultralight tent stakes (not these ones - well, the paint will burn off quickly!) and a wooden spoon (as shown) and I m good to go. I will add one of these 'Hot Lips' so I don't burn my lips. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2021/01/02/76-gram-cookset/

02/01/2021: Glacier Mice – one of the world’s most interesting living things: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacier_mice  & https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24833132-900-the-curious-case-of-the-glacier-mice-that-seem-to-dance-on-ice/

 

02/01/2021: Churchill’s words are as true today as they were during Britain’s darkest hour – because today is the darkest hour of Wetern democracy since that time: ‘If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.’  Still hoping that at the eleventh hour this disaster can still be averted withot massive bloodshed: https://joannenova.com.au/2021/01/new-year-2021-five-days-to-go-will-america-fight-for-freedom-while-they-still-can/

02/01/2021: Let’s all just wear masks (and die of pneumonia): ‘In 2009, Dr. Anthony Fauci co-authored a paper about the Spanish Flu Epidemic…of the First World War (which) caused millions of deaths. In studying this major and actual pandemic…Dr. Fauci… discovered that most of the victims of the Spanish Flu didn’t die from the Spanish Flu. They died from bacterial pneumonia. And the bacterial pneumonia was caused by…wearing masks.’ (BTW: Broken link in catallaxy: https://newswithviews.com/no-governments-have-isolated-covid-19-virus-what-does-that-mean/) https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/12/31/masking-the-truth/

01/01/2021: A Cure for cancer? Fenbendazole. Another interesting use for animal drenches. Worth a try? I have a sheep which I would otherwise have to put down I will try this on. I will report back in a couple of months: https://www.mycancerstory.rocks/single-post/2016/08/22/Shake-up-your-life-how-to-change-your-own-perspective

 

01/01/2021: Why Roman concrete is stronger than it ever was, while modern concrete decays: https://www.zmescience.com/science/geology/roman-concrete-seawater-043432/

 

01/01/2021: The Man Who Invented More Than 800 Iconic Toys - at 98 Eddie still whistles while he works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sKKan_Q9VU&feature=emb_title

31/12/2020: The Perfect Thistle Weapon: Or brush cutter - also excellent for track clearing. As you may know we have been pretty much self-sufficient farmers most of our lives. If I can avoid it I would rather not use herbicides though this is not always possible. I doubt though there is a more effective way of eliminating blackberries from one's property for example.

Some years are 'the year of the thistle' and they just keep coming up. This year they were away in autumn and no matter how many times one tried to get around the wretched things there were still more of them.

Once you have them down to a manageable number it is easier on the back to carry around a hand tool than a backpack full of herbicide. For some years I have used an ultralight mattock I made - which I still recommend.

My spinal fusion operation makes the bent-over position needed to wield it pretty uncomfortable after a bit so I was looking for something I could use in a more upright position. I found an old fern-hook in the shed which I figured I could make a lighter handle for out of some 1 1/4" aluminium tubing.

This worked so well I went looking to see whether I could find anything better - well, to tell the truth I was looking for another one so Della could help out on this job! I found these folk Tramontina who make a range of brush cutter (sickle) heads. I bought their heavy duty (710 gram) one from eBay and attached an aluminium shaft to it. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/30/the-perfect-thistle-weapon/

31/12/2020: Witness Jovan Pulitzer under oath stating Dominion machines are hacked in real time right now in Georgia: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-dominion-machines-hacked-live-during-georgia-election-hearing/ President Trump, Please write an executive order to have 2020 ballots and images audited quickly by the method devised by Jovan Pulitzer: ihttps://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/president-trump-please-write-executive-order-2020-ballots-images-select-states-audited-quickly-method-designed-jovan-pulitizer/

 

This will be a good start: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/georgia-senate-judiciary-subcommittee-unanimously-passes-motion-audit-fulton-countys-absentee-ballots-using-method-outlined-jovan-pulitzer/

 

31/12/2020: For those who came in late…A Compilation of (some) Election Fraud Evidence. Ten times more than enough to overturn the result: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1344009358472957953.html

 

And who is the most admired man in America’? Answer Donald Trump – by a long way ahead of Joe Biden. Notice? Yet we are expected to believe Biden won over Trump. Pull the other leg: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/12/gallup-donald-trump-beats-obama-most-admired-man-in-america.html

30/12/2020: I knew this was coming but it sure should blow a lot of things wide open: Wikileaks just dumped all of their files online. Everything from Hillary Clinton's emails, McCain's being guilty, Vegas shooting done by an FBI sniper, Steve Jobs HIV letter, PedoPodesta, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Bilderberg, CIA agents arrested for rape, WHO pandemic. Happy Digging! Here you go, please read and pass it on..... https://file.wikileaks.org/file/... These are Clinton’s emails: https://file.wikileaks.org/file/clinton-emails/ Index file! https://file.wikileaks.org/file/?fbclid=IwAR2U_Evqah_Qy2wxNY12FMqFC5dAFUcZL5Kl4FIfQuMFMp8ssbM46oHXWMI

30/12/2020: DIY 10 Gram Pillow: You can cut down the Graham Flexair pillow (which you can buy lots of places for about $2 using your home vacuum bag sealer to make a 10 gram hiking pillow (as shown). My sealer will only handle a seal of a little over 11″ so my pillow (sealed area) is approx 11″ x 7″ which I personally find quite comfortable enough for a neck pillow –  which also fits inside the hood of my sleeping bag incidentally.

Place the pillow in the sealer, close the lid, press the ‘Bag seal’ button. You have to wait for the pump timer to progress to the seal timer mode. It is automatic. When sealing here is a slightly different sound which stops when the process is done. carefully remove the sealed pillow. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/30/diy-10-gram-pillow/

30/12/2020: Let’s Make a Sandwich: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz4SYkwSxTM&feature=emb_title

 

30/12/2020: This is my perception too, ‘In the United Kingdom, it was shown in 2001 that illiteracy had exceeded 1912 levels’. When I think how (much more) literate our parents were (with only elementary education) as compared with today’s youth (often with so-called tertiary education) and I note the explosion of social problems associated with illiteracy, I see that urgent action (not just more money spent) is needed: https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2020/12/the-silent-crisis-the-threat-of-mass-illiteracy/

 

30/12/2020: As January 6 draws nearer many of us are becoming increasingly anxious that something must be done, but it is quite possible that Trump already has the situation in hand and has already entered into an agreement with Mike Pence (remember Defence Chief Miller congratulating him last week for a mysterious yet successfully carried out military operation?) or is about to declare the election fraud an act of war and so nullify it in that way. This guy Mike Adams is worth a read (though perhaps he be best taken with a grain or three of salt): https://thedonald.win/p/11RO2juCqV/situation-update-dec-29th--exten/

 

29/12/2020: The Last Stand:

‘There is one hope for the defeated
That he cannot hope in victory.
Is it not better to die as a man,
Than to live in shame before the eyes of all?’ We should remember the Birkenhead, Rorke’s Drift, Thermopylae…the are truly inspirational, not merely war-mongering: https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2020/12/26/explaining-last-stands-n1286645

 

29/12/2020: This foreign interference is just what Mike Pence needs; I trust the full Ratcliffe report is also imminent: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/12/28/the-guarantee-clause-the-electoral-count-act-of-1887-the-dni-ratcliffe-report-on-foreign-interference-and-vp-mike-pence/ & https://creativedestructionmedia.com/investigations/2020/12/28/breaking-white-house-has-extensive-evidence-of-foreign-interference-in-nov-3rd-election-example-1-nevada-sos-sent-voter-information-to-pakistani-intelligence/ & https://creativedestructionmedia.com/investigations/2020/12/28/foreign-election-interference-2-dominion-sent-information-election-night-to-5-countries-frankfurt-saw-30-spike-election-night/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2020/12/a-smart-thermostat-spy-in-voting-machines-sent-data-direct-to-china/

 

This may also be enough to convince him to act: In Pennsylvania legislators have discovered 200,000 more votes counted than cast: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/breaking-pennsylvania-certified-results-president-found-error-error-twice-size-difference-candidates/

 

And then there is this: Ukraine holds press conference accusing Biden family of stealing millions - with evidence and recordings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKDXVo-OKeQ&feature=emb_title

 

29/12/2020: Remember this: Lockdowns Were Inspired by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP): https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/12/27/lockdowns-were-inspired-by-the-ccp-admits-professor-pantsdown/ and were based on this false narrative: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/330000-americans-die-china-coronavirus-closer-20000-died-china-coronavirus/ as well as banning effective cheap medicines such as Ivomec and Hydroxychloroquine. ‘The fact that you can go out is a privilege, and it should be respected in an appropriate way, in accordance with the government’s requirements’. Brad Hazzard – NSW Health Minister. Oh Dear, And now this: New Study of 10 Million Chinese Finds Asymptomatic Covid Spread Never Existed: https://nationalfile.com/what-new-study-of-10-million-chinese-finds-asymptomatic-covid-spread-never-existed/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-new-study-of-10-million-chinese-finds-asymptomatic-covid-spread-never-existed & this: Coca Cola Tests Positive to Covid: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/austrian-lawmaker-tests-coca-cola-covid-infection-colleagues-drink-tests-positive/

 

28/12/2020: Sad really:

 

 

28/12/2020: This is certainly one of the things I fear: German Economist Says ‘Great Reset Will Cause a Crash Worse than 1930s’: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/12/26/german-economist-great-reset-will-cause-a-crash-worse-than-1930s/

 

28/12/2020: Massive new fraud evidence here: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/mathematician-bobby-piton-finds-500000-unique-last-names-pennsylvania-sophisticated-state-actor-able-optimize-desired-outcome/ and here: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/dozens-of-georgia-witnesses-step-forward/ More Voter Fraud Videos here: https://rumble.com/vc5nk7-georgia-a-close-look-at-the-data-and-events-of-the-general-election-chapter.html & https://thedonald.win/p/11RNtPwz8n/unbelievable-dozens-of-georgia-w/c/  &  NB Also Navarro Report Update: Peter Navarro Expands Election Fraud Memo, Number of Illegal Ballots Dwarf Biden Victory Margin By Over Two: https://thenationalpulse.com/breaking/navarro-election-memo-update/ & Sydney Powell Report: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/attorney-sidney-attorney-sidney-powell-releases-270-page-document-on-massive-2020-election-fraud-involving-foreign-interference-releases-270-page-document-massive-2020-election-fraud-involving-foreign/ Mike Pence must reject the electors from the disputed states on January 6 and elect Trump on the numbers from the states which had valid elections.

 

27/12/2020: I am sick of Facebook etc acting like Big Brother – a $2 million fine would certainly make them think twice! https://worthypolitics.com/we-need-this-in-u-s-every-time-facebook-or-twitter-censor-free-speech-in-poland-they-will-face-2-2-million-fine/

 

27/12/2020: 20 Seconds of Nuclear Fusion in Korea. Getting closer and closer to infinite energy: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/25/korean-artificial-sun-kstar-sets-the-new-world-record-of-20-sec-long-operation-at-100-million-c/

 

27/12/2020: Ways to a quick resolution; https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/twj-exclusive-new-legal-memo-giving-trump-supporters-hope-christmas/ & https://noqreport.com/2020/12/24/viral-legal-memo-calls-for-new-leadership-at-doj-to-file-variation-of-texas-lawsuit-with-scotus/ & https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/12/mike_pence_is_being_held_out_as_the_potential_savior_of_a_fair_election.html

 

26/12/2020: Xmas is different here in the bush:

 

The Fire at Ross’s Farm

The squatter saw his pastures wide
Decrease, as one by one
The farmers moving to the west
Selected on his run;
Selectors took the water up
And all the black soil round;
The best grass-land the squatter had
Was spoilt by Ross’s Ground.

Now many schemes to shift old Ross
Had racked the squatter’s brains,
But Sandy had the stubborn blood
Of Scotland in his veins;
He held the land and fenced it in,
He cleared and ploughed the soil,
And year by year a richer crop
Repaid him for his toil.

Between the homes for many years
The devil left his tracks:
The squatter pounded Ross’s stock,
And Sandy pounded Black’s.
A well upon the lower run
Was filled with earth and logs,
And Black laid baits about the farm
To poison Ross’s dogs.

It was, indeed, a deadly feud
Of class and creed and race;
But, yet, there was a Romeo
And a Juliet in the case;
And more than once across the flats,
Beneath the Southern Cross,
Young Robert Black was seen to ride
With pretty Jenny Ross.

One Christmas time, when months of drought
Had parched the western creeks,
The bush-fires started in the north
And travelled south for weeks.
At night along the river-side
The scene was grand and strange —
The hill-fires looked like lighted streets
Of cities in the range.

The cattle-tracks between the trees
Were like long dusky aisles,
And on a sudden breeze the fire
Would sweep along for miles;
Like sounds of distant musketry
It crackled through the brakes,
And o’er the flat of silver grass
It hissed like angry snakes.

It leapt across the flowing streams
And raced o’er pastures broad;
It climbed the trees and lit the boughs
And through the scrubs it roared.
The bees fell stifled in the smoke
Or perished in their hives,
And with the stock the kangaroos
Went flying for their lives.

The sun had set on Christmas Eve,
When, through the scrub-lands wide,
Young Robert Black came riding home
As only natives ride.
He galloped to the homestead door
And gave the first alarm:
`The fire is past the granite spur,
`And close to Ross’s farm.’

`Now, father, send the men at once,
They won’t be wanted here;
Poor Ross’s wheat is all he has
To pull him through the year.’
`Then let it burn,’ the squatter said;
`I’d like to see it done —
I’d bless the fire if it would clear
Selectors from the run.

`Go if you will,’ the squatter said,
`You shall not take the men —
Go out and join your precious friends,
And don’t come here again.’
`I won’t come back,’ young Robert cried,
And, reckless in his ire,
He sharply turned his horse’s head
And galloped towards the fire.

And there, for three long weary hours,
Half-blind with smoke and heat,
Old Ross and Robert fought the flames
That neared the ripened wheat.
The farmer’s hand was nerved by fears
Of danger and of loss;
And Robert fought the stubborn foe
For the love of Jenny Ross.

But serpent-like the curves and lines
Slipped past them, and between,
Until they reached the bound’ry where
The old coach-road had been.
`The track is now our only hope,
There we must stand,’ cried Ross,
`For nought on earth can stop the fire
If once it gets across.’

Then came a cruel gust of wind,
And, with a fiendish rush,
The flames leapt o’er the narrow path
And lit the fence of brush.
`The crop must burn!’ the farmer cried,
`We cannot save it now,’
And down upon the blackened ground
He dashed the ragged bough.

But wildly, in a rush of hope,
His heart began to beat,
For o’er the crackling fire he heard
The sound of horses’ feet.
`Here’s help at last,’ young Robert cried,
And even as he spoke
The squatter with a dozen men
Came racing through the smoke.

Down on the ground the stockmen jumped
And bared each brawny arm,
They tore green branches from the trees
And fought for Ross’s farm;
And when before the gallant band
The beaten flames gave way,
Two grimy hands in friendship joined —
And it was Christmas Day.

                                               — Henry Lawson (1895)

 

26/12/2020: A Very Big Bang 1600 Light Years Long: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/24/a-blazar-in-the-early-universe/

 

26/12/2020: More Pack Mods: You should not be afraid to ‘have a go’. No manufacturer ever made the perfect pack (for you) but there is some chance you can do so yourself – at least it is worth a try. I have hauled this old pack around now for a number of years since Joe Valesko (at Zpacks) first made it for me over a decade ago. Back then he called it his ‘Blast’ pack, and it certainly has been for me.

Back then it was half cuben fibre but that wore through fairly quickly. I should not have been surprised really as it replaced an identical totally cuben fibre one I trashed pretty darned quickly which he replaced free of charge! The parts of the pack Joe made in 4.8 oz Dyneema have worn pretty well and we have replaced other bits with pretty much the same material. Della replaced the side and back pockets long ago which had been in a kind of mesh material quite unsuitable for blackberries and the like.

Again some time back I deleted the pad holder pockets and the ‘waist’ belt as you perhaps saw in this post. This made a substantial improvement but I still had the suspension wrong, and the shoulder straps had always been too narrow I felt.

Anyway it is Xmas and no-one is here (as usual). We always have Xmas on a different day as the kids have commitments elsewhere (work, other parents in law, etc), so I decided I would make new straps for it. I also changed their position again and the position of the waist belt. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/25/more-pack-mods/

 

25/12/2020: Camp and Trail By Stewart Edward White (1907). What a gem this Project Gutenberg ebook is. Though you may be ‘ultralight’ in your hiking/hunting methodology now there is much you owe to strategies outlined here so long ago, or which you may have forgotten, and should re-learn.  Anyway it will make an excellent Xmas holiday read if you download it to your phone for free. The contents and list of illustrations may give some hint of the joys within. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/25/camp-and-trail/

 

 

25/12/2020: Beware falling Iguanas on Xmas Day. Fairly chilly here at Jeeralang Junction too. Only 8C overnight. I have a jumper on. But Merry Xmas: https://www.breitbart.com/environment/2020/12/24/florida-forecasters-warn-of-falling-iguanas-on-cold-christmas-day/

 

25/12/2020: Alarmism Dies In The Maldives: 97% Of 186 Island Coasts Have Grown (59%) Or Not Changed (38%) Since 2005: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/22/alarmism-dies-in-the-maldives-97-of-186-island-coasts-have-grown-59-or-not-changed-38-since-2005/

 

25/12/2020: Great Election Fraud Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAavMXC99UI&feature=emb_title  & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF_baAbzAvI&feature=emb_title & https://twitter.com/i/status/1342098544547794944

 

24/12/2020: Was Jesus really born in Bethlehem – seems the important datum was to establish his lineage to King David: https://theconversation.com/was-jesus-really-born-in-bethlehem-why-the-gospels-disagree-over-the-circumstances-of-christs-birth-150828?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20December%2018%202020%20-%201816217657&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20December%2018%202020%20-%201816217657+CID_8da855f702f43e9b0e0a79f0d3683e14&utm_source=campaign_monitor_us&utm_term=Was%20Jesus%20really%20born%20in%20Bethlehem%20Why%20the%20Gospels%20disagree%20over%20the%20circumstances%20of%20Christs%20birth

 

24/12/2020: Just when Hydroxychloroquine gets US approval the main Chinese plant burns down: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/12/unexplained_explosion_and_fire_destroy_worlds_second_largest_pharmaceutical_factory_producing_precursors_for_hydroxychloroquine_.html

 

24/12/2020: Decertification – it’s getting close in three states at least. If Pence (today) sends it back to the states to do their homework properly it certainly will happen and it will be all over for Biden: https://noqreport.com/2020/12/23/will-mike-pence-defend-the-constitution-and-the-republic-today/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2020/12/breakthrough-georgia-senate-committee-recommends-decertification-of-biden-electors/

 

Trump is putting the pressure on Mike, but I doubt he will fail anyway: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/mike-pence-must-tomorrow-president-trump-retweets-operation-pence-card-urging-vp-act-fraudulent-election/

 

23/12/2020: Watch this. One hour ago. This is not a man who has given up. He will still be the President on 21 January: https://streamable.com/c9ukrf PS: I notice he is no longer using Youtube!

 

23/12/2020: Unknown Bird Update: Nature Finds a Way. The Horsfield Bronze Cuckoo (which is what it turned out to be – first mentioned in this post) in our garden has at last attracted a mate with the calling which we were unable to identify for some weeks (al la Edward Thomas’ poem) – and here they both are:

 

 

23/12/2020: The other Holocaust – if you ever wonder why Israel must exist. Shattering! https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2020/12/tintin-and-the-jews/

 

23/12/2020: On January 6 Mike Pence can reject the electors from all the disputed states which would confirm Donald Trump as President. Hope that happens. Interesting times: https://noqreport.com/2020/12/21/vice-president-pence-can-save-it-all/ Why this is the ‘fight of our lives’: https://joannenova.com.au/2020/12/this-is-the-fight-of-our-times-steve-bannon-on-china-and-the-capture-of-the-elites/ PS: Mike Pence doesn’t sound like a man who is quitting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm6Nx4mgxiM&feature=emb_title

 

This is the real bombshell. Pence must act by December 23rd. Merry Xmas Donald Trump: https://nationalfile.com/exclusive-white-house-memo-details-how-pence-card-can-save-trumps-presidency-on-dec-23/

 

22/12/2020: The War on 'Manly Men' Why is the Left so heavily invested in reversing traditional sex roles? Good Question: ‘Progressives are at war with anything perceived as normal and traditional. Everything that has made us in the West who we are, and made us the freest, most prosperous, most accomplished, most civilized civilization in history – our religious beliefs, our values, our traditions, our art and literature, our history, our heroes, even our science – is now deemed either racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, Islamophobic, colonialist, oppressive, exploitative, or a toxic combination thereof, and must be erased. Our past and any links to it are unacceptably unwoke, and so Progressives seek relentlessly to redefine, or preferably eradicate, every cultural norm in order to remake the world according to their self-righteous, allegedly inclusive, collectivist, utopian vision’: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/12/war-manly-men-mark-tapson/ PS: I admit I was upset by the Vic Govt’s recent abolition of the traditional terms ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ which I favour as avowals of our love for each other over awful neuter dispassionate terms such as ‘partner’ and ‘spouse’ nor does either of us mind in the least being either a man or a woman, but clearly there is (much) more to this agenda. This podcast might make a pleasant alternative; https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/steven-rinella-meateater-interview/

 

22/12/2020: Very Little Threat to the Reef: Try to read Peter Ridd’s summary of his new book dispassionately: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/book-excerpt/2020/12/bad-science-isnt-a-victimless-crime/

 

22/12/2020: The sheer number of manufactured votes by the Democrats is just astonishing, over 13 million and probably more. For the number to be anywhere near correct one would have to believe that voter turn-out for the lackluster candidate Biden exceeded every other candidate in a century – and by a huge margin, more than has ever been experienced anywhere which has voluntary voting and more indeed than most get with compulsory voting: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/breaking-huge-simple-math-shows-biden-claims-13-million-votes-eligible-voters-voted-2020-election/ Here is a useful graphic: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/12/compare-contrast-obama-trump-and-the-record-shattering-political-powerhouse-megastar-joe-biden.html

 

21/12/2020: The Most Important Question: How Should We Live: https://www.city-journal.org/elizabeth-lasch-quinn-ars-vitae

 

21/12/2020: I’m not an anti-vaxer, but this is weird: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/founder-of-vaccine-safety-website-ex-pharma-insider-found-dead

 

21/12/2020: How Can This Be? Modern Iceland’s Climate Is Colder With More Ice Than Any Other Time In The Last 8000 Years Except The 1800s: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/16/modern-icelands-climate-is-colder-with-more-ice-than-any-other-time-in-the-last-8000-years-except-the-1800s/

 

20/12/2020: ET Call Home: Is this the one: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9067117/Alien-hunters-carefully-investigating-mysterious-radio-signal-Proxima-Centauri.html

 

20/12/2020: Rorke’s Drift: A painting of this famous battle (where British troops won more VCs than in any other single engagement) has been given a ‘trigger warning’. What a weird world we are forced to live in. The 1964 film ‘Zulu’ about this historic engagement has always been one of my favourites. https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/12/19/now-zulu-war-battle-of-rorkes-drift-gets-blm-style-trigger-warning/

 

 

20/12/2020: Watch the documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mw58r0FkNo&feature=emb_title

 

19/12/2020: After more than 300,000 lives lost, the American Medical Association (AMA) rescinds hydroxychloroquine prevention order so that doctors can now prescribe Hydroxychloroquine tablets (HCQ) to cure and prevent the Covid-19, as documented in its November 2020 handbook resolution: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/12/18/trump-was-right-on-hydroxychloroquine/  Time you did the same Dan?

 

19/12/2020: How many ways can they find to cheat? I mean during an ‘audit’ of a sample of ballots people are ordered (against their protests) to count 138 votes with exactly the same signature! https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/mi-sec-state-official-caught-video-telling-volunteers-count-multiple-ballots-signature-audit-votes-antrim-county/ In Georgia they are (supposedly) doing a signature matching ‘audit) but scrutineers are corralled 20 metres behind barriers so they cannot see the ballots at all. We know that the ‘signature matching’ is hopeless because multiple people have deliberately applied for absentee ballots (eg in the Georgia run-off) with non-matching ‘signatures’ (well just squiggles instead of their signatures really) and had the ballots issued to them!

 

19/12/2020: Ratcliffe’s report and Presidential Executive order trigger today (https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/12/executive_order_13848_and_the_stolen_election.html ) Pentagon ‘transition’ has been suspended by Miller. (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/breaking-big-pentagon-halts-biden-transition-defense-briefings/ ). Trump is meeting with the head of Defence (Miller) right now: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/developing-trump-meet-acting-defense-secretary-chris-miller-oval-office-330-pm/  We just cannot abide the current situation Here’s why: https://joannenova.com.au/2020/12/corruption-is-like-acid-to-democracy-the-phase-change-a-high-trust-nation-risks/. Maybe something is happening at last. We could see this: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/general-flynn-tells-all-trump-has-options/ PS Martial law has been declared at least 64 times in the USA.

 

18/12/2020: Navarro Report into voter fraud out today. The Ratcliffe report (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/dni-ratcliffe-resuses-sign-off-elections-report-intel-officials-include-damning-info-chinas-attempts-influence-election-deep-state-hiding-facts/  ) will be even more damning. These is more than enough evidence here to convince the House of Representatives to overturn the election result. We can but hope: https://www.scribd.com/document/488495896/Navarro-Report#from_embed

 

17/12/2020: The Presidential Executive Order regarding ‘foreign interference’ in US elections report (by Ratcliffe) should emerge tomorrow 18thDec (US time). Clearly it was he who was behind the seizing of the Scytl servers in Germany during which men were killed – this is still hush-hush) so it is unlikely in the extreme he did not find any ‘interference’. This will trigger unprecedented power for Donald trump to ‘correct’ the situation. I suspect we will see him declaring the Insurrection Act which will see the military seizing all the Dominion servers and ballots and conducting an honest re-count (as well as mass arrests). If I’m wrong, we are doomed…We shall see. BTW: It is still possible for Trump to be elected President by Congress on 6th January: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/michigans-matt-sealy-explains-president-trump-several-paths-victorynever-count-donald-trump-video/ & https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/rep-mo-brooks-vows-i-will-not-surrender-election-fraud-fight

17/12/2020: These sea surface numbers are all over the place. Just as with air temp and CO2 figures over time we lack reliable data from which to prognosticate. An old neighbour of mine (when asked when he thought the ‘drought’ would break used to say, ‘It’s rained before and it will rain again’. That’s still about as good as it gets - and folks who claim to be able to ‘see’ the future are just snake oil salesmen and charlatans: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/16/sea-surface-temperatures-hadley-centre-v-noaa/

16/12/2020: The Rise and Fall of the Tallest Mammal to Walk the Earth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDk1Ft50bsI&feature=emb_title

16/12/2020: Terrorist who beheaded a French teacher is given a hero's funeral in his native Chechnya, with mourners chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ as hundreds turn out to see the killer buriedhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9025443/Terrorist-beheaded-French-teacher-buried-Chechnya.html – and you believe we do not have an immigration problem?

16/12/2020: Yes it matters: ‘To think that today we are freer to speak our minds in Moscow than in New York. Think about that. In Russia, if you don’t attack Putin, they’ll leave you alone. Here, they will fire you, harass you, and someday soon, jail you for defending your religion, espousing traditional marriage, saying there are two genders, or stating that Climate Change is just leftist control freakery BS ’Will the madness ever end: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/12/12/until-the-madness-ends/ &  https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/12/13/the-american-supreme-court-has-made-voter-fraud-a-constitutional-right-for-democrats/ How bad does it get: https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/12/12/high-school-bans-yearbook-picture-of-student-with-american-flag-draped-over-her-shoulders/

15/12/2020: The Truth About the Reef: No big deal; it’s fine: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/09/peter-ridd-its-the-science-thats-rotten-not-the-great-barrier-reef/

15/12/2020: The Great Reset. How mad is this? By 2030, they don’t want anyone to own property: https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6210343297001

15/12/2020: The Antrim County audit of Dominion machines reveals the enormous fraud (all over the nation). 68% of votes were electronically altered! You will notice that today Republican electors are casting their vote for Trump and Pence on the basus that the Electoral College vote will still be overturned by this revelation in due course. Very tense times.: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/breaking-antrim-co-forensic-report-bombshell-reveals-dominion-machines-set-68-05-error-ratemeaning-68-05-ballots-sent-mass-adjudication-giving-individuals-ma/

14/12/2020: ‘The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why’, Mark Twain

14/12/2020: Requiem for a Female Serial Killer: https://quillette.com/2020/12/08/requiem-for-a-female-serial-killer-a-review/

14/12/2020: We are at war with China partly because they have already been at war with us for some time. You can observe what they have done to Tibet, Mongolia etc and are now doing to Hong Kong. Taiwan is next but they also have us in their sights you can be sure. PS: We need to see the names (of the people in Australia) on this list and deport every last one of them immediately. We do not need traitors living amongst us. You should also realize that it is they who have visited this dreadful biological weapon (covid) on the West to destroy it and who have created this awful fraudulent election in the USA.: https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6215946537001 & https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6216007204001 & https://joannenova.com.au/2020/12/foreign-interference-in-spades-is-there-anywhere-china-doesnt-have-ccp-party-members/

13/12/2020: Facebook apparently thinks that my friends are not adults who can read something then make up their own minds but feels that it can/should remove something I said or a link that I added because it is ‘misinformation’. This includes for eg a link which shows dozens of studies attesting to the efficacy of common generic medicines in preventing death from covid, but other things besides. I am offended by this interference with free speech. I can agree that there ought to be some restrictions placed on my ability to promote truly abhorrent, dangerous things such as child molestation, illegal drugs, terrorism etc (not that I would) but these nannies go way beyond this and have become nothing but tyrants. PS: The link was to an item on Jo Nova’s excellent website: https://joannenova.com.au/

13/12/2020: ENSO: the role of natural forcings on the climate – in this case changing sea surface temperature (since 1525). Interesting to say the least: https://www.drroyspencer.com/2020/12/500-years-of-global-sst-variations-from-a-1d-forcing-feedback-model/

13/12/2020: What can we do with the Left? Anything? Just about as important an essay as I have read in a long while: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/12/the_time_for_talking_with_the_left_is_long_long_past.html

12/12/2020: Something (other than civil war – or a  Harris Presidency!) must be done, and quickly. I know there are still many, many legal battles still being fought, but the situation is becoming increasingly desperate: https://www.breitbart.com/podcast/2020/12/11/conservatives-urge-state-legislators-appoint-clean-slates-electors-under-constitution/

12/12/2020: Seriously bad news for the future of the ‘free world’, the Supreme Court has refused to hear the Texas case: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/supreme-court-denies-texas-case-developing/

12/12/2020: How (best) to talk to the trees – your taxes at work: ‘Trees are like human beings. They have intelligence. They have feelings. They communicate with each other. And also, they are perfectly silent listeners. You can complain to them… I hope we can create some kind of trend, that actually people are going to run to the parks and start complaining to the trees. This is one way of healing at this moment of our history’ https://davidthompson.typepad.com/davidthompson/2020/11/barking.html#more

12/12/2020: Whatever the dangers of Covid might have been (and I think they were slight) there is no doubting that it has been used as an excuse for massive social changes some of which may never be undone. The (small) loss of life was always going to be less important than the loss of freedom and ‘way of life’ for billions of people. The ‘pandemic’ was a creature of the left and has been used by the left to cement their power and takeover of practically everything. We must fight back: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/12/10/the-usefulness-of-covid-19-fear/#more-205948 Why are 3,000 people a day dying of covid in the US, Europe etc? Refusal to use cheap effective medicines (eg Ivomec) to cure it. Is this the greatest evil the left has ever inflicted on mankind? Well, probably not – they do want the human race reduced by 90% after all because ‘climate change’ & etc: https://joannenova.com.au/2020/12/ivermectin-obliterates-transmission-of-covid-but-its-too-cheap-to-be-used/

12/12/2020: China (at least the CCP) is the elephant in the room. We ignore it at our peril; whether we (ie a free society) will survive it is utterly moot. Be very afraid: https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2020/12/10/the-democrats-are-in-bed-with-china-literally-n2581233

11/12/2020: The Supreme Court  already made this ruling in Oct. 2020 in a 5-3 decision. Check: 2nd & 3rd paragraph

The court's 5-3 ruling means that absentee ballots will be counted only if they are in the hands of municipal clerks by the time polls close on Nov. 3.

The justices determined the courts shouldn't be the ones to decide the election rules amid the coronavirus pandemic that is surging in Wisconsin and across the world.

"The Constitution provides that state legislatures — not federal judges, not state judges, not state governors, not other state officials — bear primary responsibility for setting election rules," Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in a concurring opinion.

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/26/u-s-supreme-court-declines-change-wisconsins-voting-rules/3670662001/ So the Left thinks they will not decide in a like manner in the current (Texas) case supported by (over) 20 states? PS: Pennsylvania’s own legislature has joined this action against its own state!

11/12/2020: Was Robin Hood beheaded on the King’s orders? https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/robin-hood-beheaded-nottingham-robert-wetherby-b1763946.html

11/12/2020: The Global Mean Temperature Anomaly Record; How it works and why it is misleading:  ‘Indeed, the 1.2 degree Celsius global temperature change in the past 120 years, depicted as alarming in Figure 7, is only equivalent to the thickness of the “Average” line in Figure 9. As the figure shows, the difference in average temperature from January to July in these major cities ranges from just under ten degrees in Los Angeles to nearly 30 degrees in Chicago. And the average difference between the coldest and warmest moments each year ranges from about 25 degrees in Miami (a 45 degree Fahrenheit change) to 55 degrees in Denver (a 99 degree Fahrenheit change)’: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/08/co2-coalition-the-global-mean-temperature-anomaly-record-how-it-works-and-why-it-is-misleading/

11/12/2020: How to cheat with a Dominion voting machine – better watch this today as Youtube intend to take all this material down. NB  The machine will accept all manner of dodgy votes even blank ones and votes can easily be manipulated. We should not ever move to using such electronic voting procedures and should straightaway eliminate computer tallying of votes. In my opinion we should also get rid of all pre-polling too and go back to the great mass of voters voting together with all due surveillance and security (including secure voter ID) on the one ‘election day’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46CAKyyObls&feature=emb_title

11/12/2020: Toothbrush Spoon: The patent for this idea was filed in 1934 so it is not my idea, but it is my take on it – and at 3.3 grams it works and saves you weight on your toothbrush. Just cut the toothbrush down then add a couple of small o-rings and voila! BTW: The handle I cut off weighed 13.6 grams! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/10/the-toothbrush-spoon/

 

10/12/2020: Damn! Starship One Explodes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLo73YkEvpM&feature=emb_title

10/12/2020: An 87 page Senate Committee Report just came out into Joe and Hunter Biden’s corrupt financial dealings with the Chinese Communist Party. Read it yourself. How would this have affected the election result? https://www.finance.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/HSGAC%20-%20Finance%20Joint%20Report%202020.09.23.pdf

10/12/2020: Just one way the steal worked: a vote for Biden was counted at 113%, Trump at 87% - nice advantage if you can get it! This is actual proof using a confiscated election computer from Ware County. BTW: This Youtube and any other criticizing the election is now being banned by Google/Youtube. The power of these tech giants to control what we can see/know has to be curtailed (soon). PS. A re-elected Pres Trump will surely do so!: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/12/08/a-vote-for-biden-was-counted-as-113-of-a-vote/

10/12/2020: You have probably noticed this yourself ie that (alleged) ‘fact-checkers’ are Newspeak for partisan disinformation operatives. Here’s a case in point from Georgia as proof: https://noqreport.com/.../what-happens-when-you-cannot.../ I have had material ‘fact-checked’ or deleted by Facebook (nothing dangerous or unpleasant or that my ‘friends’ would be worried about seeing - quite the reverse). I know several people who have been threatened with a ban or have been banned. This bullying/censorship has to stop!

10/12/2020: It will be just (great) if Trump is able to take down the tech giants - as Howell (etc) outlines here. There will be a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth if these billionaires end without the shirts on their backs, as they ‘richly’ deserve. We will have to wait and see. Come on Texas: https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/19243/did-president-trump-just-go-nuclear/ & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/exclusive-president-trumps-executive-order-regarding-foreign-intervention-us-elections-may-result-perilous-consequences-biden-family-others/ & https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/time-for-action-on-big-tech/ar-BB1bJ9c0 & https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/19350/trump-taking-donw-the-ccp/ & https://joannenova.com.au/2020/12/trumps-two-year-sting-executive-order-13848-may-trigger-by-dec-18/ Of course he might also use the Insurrection Act to overturn the fraudulent election and arrest the perpetrators.

09/12/2020: It’s all over Joe (except the coming gaol term of course): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/end-case-trump-attorney-jordan-sekulow-mi-ga-pa-wi-required-respond-texas-case-thursday-good-news-video/ Now 18 states (including Arizona) join Texas: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/update-18-states-join-texas-supreme-court-lawsuit-michigan-georgia-wisconsin-pennsylvania-fraudulent-election/ President Trump also files his motion to intervene in this matter: https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/22/22O155/163234/20201209155327055_No.%2022O155%20Original%20Motion%20to%20Intervene.pdf

09/12/2020: Amazing Planetary Conjunction – watch for it on the shortest day: https://www.dailywire.com/news/jupiter-saturn-will-soon-form-first-visible-double-planet-in-nearly-800-years

09/12/2020: RIP Chuck Yeager a Genuine American Hero – what the ‘Right Stuff’ was made of: https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/american-legend-general-chuck-yeager-is-dead-at-97/

09/12/2020: Tucker Carlson on the China connection. Deeply disturbing. This is class investigative journalism of a kind we do not get in Australia PS: (It goes even further than Tucker took it: https://noqreport.com/2020/12/08/explosive-di-dongsheng-video-reveals-more-than-what-tucker-carlson-exposed-last-night/ ) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xa-w2MTKRA&feature=emb_title

09/12/2020: Arizona Legislators have now taken their election back (This will make a loss to Biden of five states (73 votes) and will take Trump notionally to 305): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/rep-daniel-mccarthy-announces-arizona-legislators-invoked-article-2-section-1-meaning-arizona-is-officially-contested-election/

08/12/2020: Wow! Go Texas! That should fix it. (Now nine states back this 08/12): https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/breaking-texas-files-election-lawsuit-against-georgia-michigan-pennsylvania-and-wisconsin-at-supreme-court/ & https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/12/07/kobach-texas-case-challenges-election-directly-at-supreme-court/

08/12/2020: Rudy Giuliani is a 76 year old cigar smoker, but he's ‘recovering quickly' from a virus deemed so 'dangerous' it's turned the Western world into a giant prison. I think he may take Biden down yet. The Supreme Court is moving closer to taking over all the state election challenges this week, starting probably in Pennsylvania.

08/12/2020: Hong Kong Citizens Off to ‘Re-education’. This is so chilling. What an awful totalitarian dictatorship Communist China is: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/12/heartbreaking-families-watch-as-china-transports-hong-kong-citizens-to-re-education.html

08/12/2020: Lest We Forget: Vale Victorian MP Lieutenant Hamilton Lamb, 2nd AIF - died 7 December 1943 as a Jap PoW on the Burma railway, the only Australian MP to be killed in a war: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/12/vale-victorian-mp-lieutenant-hamilton-lamb-2nd-aif-died-7-december-1943-as-a-jap-pow-on-the-burma-ra.html 

07/12/2020: The Deer Hunter’s Phone: Imagine a phone that allows you to communicate with someone else several kilometres away without being connected to the phone network. Unihertz’s Atom XL is a very rugged fully waterproof dual Sim mobile phone which also takes a micro SD card with a 48 mp camera which also contains a DMR UHF walky-talky at a very handy package size of 134.5 x 65 x17.5mm  (5.29″ x 2.55″ x .69″) and 243 grams. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/07/the-deer-hunters-phone/

07/12/2020: I just can’t believe the vast evidence of vote fraud in the US is not the Number One issue in everyone’s minds. Without democracy what have we got? I used to think people cherished it above all else, but I was clearly wrong. Too many people are saying, ‘Move On’ but Steve Kates is right, we should certainly we should all resist ‘the new feudalism’ as he calls it: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/12/06/resisting-the-new-feudalism/

07/12/2020: Some of the good news you don’t see: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/12/06/monckton-vs-lancet-on-the-benefit-of-warming/

07/12/2020: This could prove a big boost for the Valley: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/04/aussie-brown-coal-to-clean-hydrogen-plant-will-address-carbon-capture-eventually/

06/12/2020: Mastering the Hiking Energy Budget: I guess ‘everyone’ understands about calories per gram in choosing their hiking food requirements – if you want to save weight, and have realised that does not mean eating nothing but peanut butter – 6 calories per gram or 7 for real butter, no matter how weight-desirable that might be (I have many food tips here) – but there are many other similar considerations.

For example the post FuelFollies (and others) explains how you can save weight by carrying less fuel, alternative fuel or lighter stoves of various sorts. This line of reasoning culminates in a 20 gram titanium roll up wood burning stove which you can make for yourself for less than $4 in the post Mastery of Fire – amongst other things. Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/12/06/mastering-the-hiking-energy-budget/

05/12/2020: What Nonsense: There may now be more ‘aborigines’ in Tasmania than there were in 1788: https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/bennelong-papers/2020/12/the-white-privilege-of-being-black/

05/12/2020: What a neat idea – The Nomad Legless Awning: https://newatlas.com/outdoors/fast-nomad-car-camping-awning/

05/12/2020: I believe I would still want to but I can understand these 8 Reasons Straight Men Don’t Want To Get Married: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/8-reasons-men-dont-want-t_b_3467778?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9wam1lZGlhLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAI1YVt-x_tnWGi7tCKo5yZ8RhwgW9pOZX1QAO8lTo_l7aII8Hjr2cD72UwkECMEx3lbsorRRbqlcJLJM0T2cEYT4A5pKSFp4rzIvzFj2DexeQF_ijnrJ3CG7IRR0YbLk6tdn38zaYGUGQh_QDDcAYwWmCG751SNirRxLilb8oxSY

04/12/2020: The Great Reset. What Fun It Will Be! Let Them Eat Weeds and Insects: https://moonbattery.com/let-them-eat-weeds/

04/12/2020: ‘No Evidence of Fraud’, they said. Well, here are several suitcases of fake votes being counted with no-one watching in the wee small hours in Georgia. Just these votes are enough for a Trump victory in that state but there are in addition many tens of thousands of other instances of vote fraud. For example 2,056 felons illegally voted, 66,248 under 18 voted, 2,423 weren’t registered at all 1,043 used a PO Box 4,926 voted past the reg. date, 10,315 died before the election, 395 voted in two states, 15,700 moved out of state, 40,279 changed county and didn’t re-register to vote (https://thedonald.win/p/11QlB4EUEf/georgia2056-felons-illegally/c/). If it takes martial law to overturn this fake election then that is where Trump must go: https://twitter.com/TeamTrump/status/1334569329334083586

03/12/2020: Even the mainstream press is beginning to doubt the Democrat win. If they checked the truckloads (literally) of evidence eg here (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/) they would soon wake up: https://spectator.org/legitimacy-of-biden-win-buried-by-objective-data/

03/12/2020: Once they give me some of this I will be able to remember what it is called: https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2020/12/419201/drug-reverses-age-related-mental-decline-within-days

03/12/2020: Military lessons from Nagorno-Karabakh: https://ecfr.eu/article/military-lessons-from-nagorno-karabakh-reason-for-europe-to-worry/

02/12/2020: The Insurrection Act: There is a way out: https://thedonald.win/p/11Qkx3eTye/-breaking--sidneypowell1-just-re/c/

 

02/12/2020: Kilometres of prehistoric rock art – come on Rio, where are you when you’re needed: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/nov/29/sistine-chapel-of-the-ancients-rock-art-discovered-in-remote-amazon-forest

02/12/2020: Scott Adams, an expert in hypnosis and brainwashing (and Dilbert creator), explains how the MSM and social media have taken over the country by deciding information flow: https://www.scottadamssays.com/2020/11/26/episode-1199-scott-adams-part2-come-join-me-for-thanksgiving-and-catch-up-on-all-the-narrative-crackin/

01/12/2020: What Goes On Beetlejuice: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/betelgeuse-star-dim-supernova-death-what-happened

 

01/12/2020: Well Hello Big Blue: https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2020/11/19/Back-from-the-brink-of-extinction-blue-whales-return-to-South-Georgia/5301605794235/

 

01/12/2020: The election was lost in four massive vote spike updates in the small hours of the morning after the election when no scrutineers were present to view the ‘counting. Most of them occurred too fast for them to have been counted at all and had a Biden proportion which was completely unbelievable (compared what his vote was tracking elsewhere/elsewhen.: No. They were not ‘anomalies. They were clear fraud. This is third world vote rigging of the worst kind. https://votepatternanalysis.substack.com/p/voting-anomalies-2020  Those involved with the attempted coup should be charged with treason – and face the death penalty. Biden and Harris richly deserve to be executed for this treason: https://noqreport.com/2020/11/28/those-involved-with-the-attempted-coup-should-be-charged-with-treason/ ‘Twitter has banned the link to an article which I find credible, backed up by off the record sources, that there was a bloody battle between the U.S. Army Delta Force and the CIA in Germany when the Dominion server was confiscated and brought back to this country for forensic analysis. Lives were lost and the nature and location of their demise is not being fully disclosed’ Should President Trump declare martial law if the Deep State is staging a coup d’état? I think the answer is , ‘Yes’ until the matter is settled by the Supreme Court. The future of democracy is too fragile to allow it to be stolen by the far Left: https://noqreport.com/2020/11/30/should-president-trump-declare-martial-law-if-the-deep-state-is-staging-a-coup-detat/

30/11/2020: Soros does appear to have been arrested. Will he implicate Biden? https://richardsonpost.com/howellwoltz/19070/has-george-soros-been-arrested/

30/11/2020: One Cicada Doesn’t make a Summer: I was just doing some work clearing our new walking path in the bush up the creek behind our house yesterday (and again today) when this big guy suddenly turned up on my arm. I had been lopping some small branches with the machete and he must have been on one. Gave me quite a start I can tell you! He (or she) must be around3″ (75mm) long – and what a delightful green colour! Read More: https://www.theultralighthiker.com/2020/11/30/one-cicada-doesnt-make-a-summer/

30/11/2020: Millions in Africa Being Sacrificed to Extreme Poverty, Premature Death on Altar of ‘Green Energy’ https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/11/17/millions-in-africa-are-being-sacrificed-to-extreme-poverty-premature-death-on-the-altar-of-green-energy/

30/11/2020: We are going back to the moon – and soon: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/11/27/artemis-i-stacks-up/

30/11/2020: A Newly Discovered Fraud of 20,000 votes in Nebraska: https://thedonald.win/p/11QSH33bqD/urgent-my-lawyer-and-i-have-disc/ & https://thedonald.win/p/11QSH34hq3/sarpy-co-nebraska-exceeds-histor/c/ & (very telling) a Democrat’s evidence about the Georgia fraud: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/officials-something-hide-enough-preponderance-evidence-doubt-result-democrat-elections-observer-weighs-corrupt-georgia-vot/  & 2,000 completely fake ballots (all signed by the same person) found in just one county in the Wisconsin recount: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/exclusive-president-trump-individual-individuals-voted-illegally-wisconsin-gateway-pundit-exposed-earlier/ The FBI is now (finally) investigating: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/new-fbi-requests-files-of-people-voting-in-multiple-states  Now major fraud in Virginia & Minnesota  have been discovered too.  President Trump is interviewed about the fraud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0oNtzcKSAE&feature=emb_title

29/11/2020: Another unexplained High Country death. What is happening up there? https://www.heraldsun.com.au/truecrimeaustralia/police-courts/sam-wilsons-high-country-murder-still-an-unsolved-mystery/news-story/7578f25f6eba05d03c7401dcd41f998c

29/11/2020: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Wow Signal: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/11/26/an-approximation-to-determine-the-source-of-the-wow-signal/ Extra reading Carl Sagan’s ‘Contact’ and the movie of the same name based on it.

29/11/2020: Just as you would expect ‘in contrast to most people’s assumptions, the number of deaths by COVID-19 is not alarming. In fact, it has relatively no effect on deaths in the United States (John Hopkins Study) . Can we move on now, please or do we have to have more dictatorship? https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2020/11/27/johns-hopkins-study-saying-covid-19-has-relatively-no-effect-on-deaths-in-u-s-deleted-after-publication-n1178930

28/11/2020: A handy summary of the Election Fraud for those who came in late.  PS: There is progress that this apparent Biden win will be overturned. There are moves afoot for legislatures to use their constitutional power to appoint electors (especially when an election’s results cannot be relied upon as in the present case). This is well advanced for example in Pennslvania. Recounts continue in some states, Wisconsin and Georgia particularly. Cases are advancing rapidly to the Supreme Court in several states where they have a good chance of success. Trump only need to win three more states (or legislatures withhold electoral college members from three states). Meanwhile more evidence of fraud keeps emerging. For example today they discovered another 13,000 fraudulent votes in Nevada and that all 900 ‘military’ ballots cast in Michigan went to Biden (an impossibility when the military are known to vote conservative more like 80:20), and so on. It is to be hoped that the election can be concluded without resort to the Second Amendment ie the public’s right to bear arms in order to overthrow an unjust government: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/11/27/election-fraud-what-election-fraud/ Prof. David Flint tells Skynews that Trump should continue his legal action because there is industrial scale electoral fraud: https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6212418956001

Update: Pennsylvania is about to withdraw certification of its electoral results as a preliminary to choosing its own Electoral College representatives. Arizona and Michigan will do the same next week (20 + 11 + 16 = 47. Add that to Trump’s 232 = 279!): https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/Legis/CSM/showMemoPublic.cfm?chamber=H&SPick=20190&cosponId=32628&mobile_choice=suppress

28/11/2020: The ABC (and SBS) should be scrapped. The 90%+ of Australians who do not support green communist politics are sick of bankrolling this evil nonsense: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/11/26/fake-news-their-abc-is-not-popular/ 

28/11/2020: Jordan Peterson’s New Book (You owe it to yourself to familiarise yourself with this seminal thinker): https://fee.org/articles/why-jordan-peterson-s-new-book-couldn-t-be-more-timely/

26/11/2020: Sidney Powell’s Brief of Evidence in Georgia (opens as a Pdf). And Russell Ramsland’s Affidavit (https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/18693929/1/14/king-v-whitmer/) This is (the) hard evidence of fraud. You really should read both. Literally hundreds of thousands of instances of fraud (in eg Georgia alone) where the margin between the two candidates is less than 13,000 (ie 6500 people needing to change the way they voted)! The Supreme Court will ‘love’ this: https://thedonald.win/p/11QS7dS3AH/-sidney-powell-releases-the-krak/c/ The election results will be overturned in at least six states: Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan Arizona and Nevada. Biden will never be President.

26/11/2020: Absolutely Astonishing fraud at the Pennsylvania Legislature’s Hearing Yesterday. Arizona’s Monday. Michigan’s Tuesday. Goodbye Joe. For example: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/baggies-usbs-pa-witness-gives-explosive-testimony-personally-observed-usb-cards-uploaded-voting-machines-now-47-usb-cards-missing-nowhere-found-video/  & https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/audible-gasps-laughter-crowd-panel-pa-hearing-witness-says-vote-spikes-went-600000-biden-3200-trump-video/ The Election Steal is Running All Day Today On Newsmax. The stock market will sink like a stone Fri – Wed. Get out today. Trump gives a surprise presser on this rigged election: https://thedonald.win/p/11QS7kHFZ9/just-in-president-trump-holds-su/c/

25/11/2020: Cancelling Citizenship. Yes we must if people refuse to give any loyalty to our country and insist instead in being its enemies (or seek to spend their whole lives just having a lend of us). I have long since argued that citizenship ought not be conferred by birth and that it should be revocable (akin to the ancient punishments of ostracism or outlawry). It should be earned and actively applied for and come with duties (not just ‘rights’). Cancelling Benbrika’s citizenship is a good beginning: https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2020/11/peter-dutton-cancels-citizenship-of-muslim-terrorist-abdul-nacer-benbrika.html

25/11/2020: Budget lunacy: If the Federal Government’s budget seems pretty crazy (it is) then Victoria’s is completely insane. Why we should borrow such astronomical sums is never questioned or how anyone could every repay them. Our State/country will be declared insolvent. We will be another Argentina/Greece within this decade. We must halt this madness immediately: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/11/24/in-the-hands-of-thieves-and-loonies/

25/11/2020: So many problems with the numbers – like this one (a million too many votes in Pennsylvania) https://thedonald.win/p/11QS32RxxL/those-fuckers-printed-one-millio/c/  Where did those votes come from? Well, Millis, MA Town Clerk confirms glitch That Sent Mail-In-Ballots To Voters That Didn't Request Them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FopB1VVVpo Patrick Byrne of Overstock explains how to rig an election: https://joannenova.com.au/2020/11/patrick-byrne-of-overstock-has-been-pouring-through-the-data-this-election-was-rigged-deeply/ In Pennsylvania a judge has already blocked the certification of results: https://www.theepochtimes.com/judge-blocks-certification-of-pennsylvania-election-results_3593327.html There are enquiries being conducted in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan already – this is in addition to multiple Supreme Court challenges in at least six states: https://www.theepochtimes.com/pennsylvania-arizona-and-michigan-to-hold-public-hearings_3593425.html This is why these hearings are so important – they can overturn the election results: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/media/pennsylvania-arizona-michigan-legislatures-to-hold-public-hearings-on-2020-election/ Lin Wood’s case in Georgia has already been referred to the Supreme Court (It contains Matt Braynard’s evidence I referred to yesterday – among many other things) Further dramatic and indisputable evidence of the biggest electoral fraud ever. The election result will now be overturned in a week: https://votepatternanalysis.substack.com/p/voting-anomalies-2020 Trump has already had a huge court win in Nevada today: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/huge-court-win-lets-trump-present-ballot-evidence-could-overturn-nevada-result Why Trump Will Win: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/11/why-trump-will-win-joseph-hippolito/ This stolen election is going down: Trump addresses the Pennsylvania legislature’s hearing on voter fraud today. Hear the cheers and applause: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVYYEx5KPQc&feature=emb_title You have to skip ads. If Biden were to concede right now he might receive a Presidential pardon - but don't bet on it. After all, this is treason!

24/11/2020: It's Over Joe: Matt Braynard shows inarguably that we cannot rely on the result of the 2020 election because of the quantity of proven voter fraud. Therefore the election result must be decided by other means ie either by legislatures appointing Electoral College members or throwing the matter over to the House to decide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH9ihoLi1NA&feature=emb_title This material will be filed in challenges to the election in (at least) six states tomorrow. Those challenges will obviously succeed.

24/11/2020: 97% of Trump supporters believe the election was fraudulent and stolen – and you think this will end well? https://twitter.com/jennaellisesq/status/1331301607443738624?s=21 But, The legal cases are just beginning. For example this group has begun to file: https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/group-files-emergency-petition-wisconsin-after-finding-potentially-150000 This is the Ramsland Affidavit (lodged by Lin Woods in Georgia) Do read it: https://t.co/M7J9IZ1cfk?amp=1 It should open as a Pdf document You can open it from here: https://twitter.com/DrPaulGosar/status/1330725927051960322?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1330725927051960322%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthedonald.win%2Fp%2F11QRyLnGSW%2Ftrump-rt-ramsland-affidavit--dom%2Fc%2F even Dr Shiva (who invented email and diagnosed the huge Dominion fraud) has one: https://thedonald.win/p/11QRyKf97e/its-unlawful-to-certify-any-elec/c/ Sidney Powell will file in Georgia Wednesday. How astonishing is this three weeks out Arizona ‘discovers’ another 6,000 Trump votes – this is after ‘certifying’ the election result: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/breaking-ballot-count-upload-error-arizona-6000-false-biden-votes-discovered/

23/11/2020: Shattering! This is the ‘dragon’ Sidney Powell must slay: https://gnews.org/577635/

23/11/2020: Meanwhile a Top Pathologist Describes Covid 19 as ‘The Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated On An Unsuspecting Public’ (and an interesting survey: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/11/21/survey-results-where-are-all-the-sick-people/) : & https://www.thelibertybeacon.com/covid19-comparable-to-common-cold-swedish-doctor-exposes-how-weve-been-played/ & Matt Ridley argues against the efficacy of lockdowns: http://www.rationaloptimist.com/blog/the-new-lockdown-is-a-deadly-mistake/ & https://www.zerohedge.com/medical/top-pathologist-claims-covid-19-greatest-hoax-ever-perpetrated-unsuspecting-public

23/11/2020: You can’t fight a war from your lounge room however much the luvvies (or transgender loving Angus Campbell) might wish it so - or without getting your hands dirty and maybe a little bloody from time to time as well. Get real! It seems highly unlikely in the extreme that anyone our SAS shot in Afghanistan is anyone who didn’t richly deserve to be dead (or whom you would want living next door to you). Some other thoughts here: https://catallaxyfiles.com/2020/11/24/guest-post-problems-on-the-brereton-inquiry-front/ & https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2020/11/the-one-word-were-not-hearing-alleged/

 

23/11/2020: The fight to save the US election has begun. For example, the Supreme Court has taken an extraordinary pre-emptive step (allowed by the constitution) and appointed its (conservative) judges to be ‘Circuit Judges’ in the (six) key disputed states which means they will immediately hear cases brought instead of their having to be appealed up to them. Trump’s team will lodge in Georgia today or tomorrow. They have not lodged anywhere yet despite the ‘fake news claiming they had lost all their cases and exhausted all their legal options. They have spent three weeks gathering a massive amount of evidence (some of which has been alluded to) and some which is new. This will no doubt include information from servers seized in Germany (and now apparently Sweden as well – but I imagine they have also accessed cloud servers in the US). There have clearly already been arrests as significant people (like Coomer) have simply ‘vanished’. Many of these people will have been undergoing questioning and will no doubt have provided information as no doubt will many other ‘helpful’ colleagues. Thousands of people will end up going to gaol over this (and some may be put to death because it is treason after all), but that is better than a civil war which is what will occur unless this coup is settled legally. Patriotic American will definitely rely on their Second Amendment right to bear arms in order to overthrow an unjust government – which is what a Biden government would be. He and Kamala would simply not survive this. This is a constitutional right which is very precious there. I know you are not hearing this from the mainstream press who are part of a whole world-wide conspiracy. So many of them are traitors too and may find themselves in very invidious positions too in the time to com. I have tried to keep you updated via alternative sources of information as it comes to hand. If you have not been paying attention or failed to avail yourself of the opportunity to check my sources that also is your look out. Here are just a few others I have gleaned this morning: Auditing the mail-in ballots: https://thedonald.win/p/11QRtXCd4L/update-georgia-we-have-identifie/c/  Just adding in a few Trump votes (so Biden doesn’t actually have 100% for ‘verisimilitude’) but who ever lived in such a precinct: https://thedonald.win/p/11QRtXCcfU/detroit-smoking-gun-on-nov-5-at-/c/  The increase in ‘indefinitely confined’ ballots (the only way to get an absentee ballot without providing identification) in Wisconsin a state with a margin of around 10,000 from <1,000 to >200,000 screams massive fraud: https://thedonald.win/p/11QRtXC4pz/data-analysts-stolen-votes-confi/c/  & https://thedonald.win/p/11QRtZSsD4/500-duplicate-ga-voters-found/ & https://thedonald.win/p/11QRtcrEDy/virginia-vote-pattern-is-impossi/ & https://thedonald.win/p/11QRtabGCH/over-46k-people-voted-for-presid/c/  Biden lost 212 more counties than Obama in 2012, but gained 13 million more popular votes in 2020! https://thedonald.win/p/11QRtf8IiI/biden-lost-212-more-counties-tha/c/  NB: In this review of Scytl’s election rigging how NSW has imported this vulnerability. https://conservativedailypost.com/german-city-is-cia-remote-hacking-base-28-states-sent-election-results-there/ It begins indeed if  Soros has been arrested: https://yournewswire.com/george-soros-arrested-in-philadelphia-for-election-interference-judge-orders-media-blackout/ Maybe watch just one witness attesting to fraud in Michigan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psGpIuNh_dU&feature=emb_title

22/11/2020: A World Without John Cleese Would be So Much Poorer: https://pjmedia.com/culture/tyler-o-neil/2020/11/22/hilarious-john-cleese-savages-transgender-orthodoxy-in-epic-tweetstorm-n1166266

22/11/2020: Bang! Goodbye Cancer: https://www.timesofisrael.com/with-new-elegant-chemo-israeli-scientists-edit-genome-to-destroy-cancer-dna/

22/11/2020: They seem to really enjoy cannibalism in Germany. Of course this guy was not on the scale of the infamous ‘Munsterburg Monster’ or the ‘Berlin Butcher’ & etc, but he was trying hard: https://www.dw.com/en/berlin-police-arrest-man-suspected-of-cannibalism-murder/a-55676025

22/11/2020: Over half of Americans believe the elections were fraudulent and stolen by the Democrats including 75% of Republican voters and 30% of Democrat voters (indeed 32% of Democrats want a special investigation into Hunter Biden). This latter group is important as they know they did not vote for Biden/Harris and their far-Left agenda - and that most of their friends did not either! This coup against the American people is the greatest blow against democracy everywhere in my lifetime. It is akin to the threats of Nazism and communism taken together. It cannot be allowed to succeed. It cannot be ‘put right’ by the 2024 election because there can never be another free and fair election if this heist succeeds. Those who perpetrated it are traitors. There are tens of millions of Americans willing to die in defence of their freedoms who will not allow these traitors to succeed. Let’s hope that Sidney Powell and her little band of heroes succeed in having this disaster overturned legally otherwise it will be overturned by force of arms. Biden and Harris will never be President and/or Vice President. It is unlikely they will even survive what is coming for them unless the matter is resolved by the Supreme Court. As Sidney says, (and she never lies) at least 10 million votes were stolen from Donald Trump and 7 million added to Biden’s tally which already included the votes of 3 million dead people. Truly this is the greatest crime in American history – but it will not go unpunished whatever happens. I await the (legal) events in Georgia (especially) this week with just a little more than interest. Our very lives all over the so-called ‘free world’ are balanced on a knife edge.

When the Federal Electoral Commission Chairman says that the ‘massive amounts of affidavits that we see in these cases show that there was in fact fraud that took place’ it is serious stuff.Let the arrests begin! https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/federal-election-commission-chairman-trump-campaign-bringing-legitimate In Georgia they found a whole field of four-leafed clovers in just a few hours, something which just does not occur in nature: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/confirmed-georgia-stolen-tally-shows-massive-biden-vote-dumps-lost-votes-trump-vote-ratios-statistically-impossible/

Just this one batch of 23,000 identified fraudulent votes would overturn the result in Georgia: https://thedonald.win/p/11QRoxLl7z/breaking-georgia-bombshell-ediso/c/  Or look at this data from Pennsylvania of nearly 100,000 stolen votes on one night:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EnSz48JVgAAmXzP?format=jpg&name=small

https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/statistical-impossibility-dominion-transferring-vote-ratios-between-precincts-in-pennsylvania/

PS: If this goes to the House (as we all hope - where Reps have a 30:20 majority ie a Trump win) those 20 Dems will look very bad if they vote to support the fraud – especially if they hope ever to have anyone vote Democrat again!

21/11/2020: Sidney Powell is such an extraordinarily brave honest woman, such an astonishing rarity. A little while ago I did not know who she was but have been most impressed by the video performances she has given recently, but now I know (having read this bio) and now I am absolutely certain that she is right and will not be swayed or defeated. She is one of those unique individuals who will not lie or shrink from danger. She is an inspiration. Frankly I had forgotten that there were still such people in the world who are both brave and true, but the age of hero(ines) has not passed. She has risked her all in defence of Donald Trump but moreso in defence of the Republic and the idea of freedom for us all. She has many huge malevolent enemies who will seek to destroy her. I am sure she has drawn other heroes around her who will defend her to the death, just as there are literally millions of American who are ready to die for Donald Trump should it become necessary to do so. These are such dangerous times. If you do nothing else today, read the bio. It will warm your heart and restore your faith in the essential goodness of humanity: https://stream.org/i-know-sidney-powell-she-is-telling-the-truth/

21/11/2020: Israeli research reverses aging: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/anti-ageing-reverse-treatment-telomeres-b1748067.html

21/11/2020: Better than Yoga – a female orgasm cult that cold change the world: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-8962029/Inside-orgasm-cult-investigation-FBI.html

21/11/2020: I worry about blood on the streets over this stolen election. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-fraud-insight-idUSKBN2801D4 75%+ of Republican voters beleve it was stolen and even a third of Democrat voters! The recount of paper votes in Georgia meant it should have gone to Trump as they switched 81,000 votes there by computer. Likewise Wisconsin (47,000 votes) Pennsylvania (209,000) Michigan (149.000) and Arizona (30,000). However the recount merely shows the sacale of the vote printing that went on (for one thing). That’s what the truck loads of ballots arriving in the middle of the night were – as observed in Stat Decs from scrutineers in Georgia who saw runs of 500 or more of them in a row. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/several-georgia-recount-monitors-describe-odd-batches-ballots-stood-pristine-sheets-perfectly-marked-bubbles-100-joe-biden/ All identical, unfolded, printed (not hand filling out at all). And all for Biden.. This guy has been calculating this: https://twitter.com/redpillx2?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1329373768368721922%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F11%2Fbreaking-exclusive-steal-massive-expert-reveals-hundreds-thousands-trump-votes-shifted-biden-election-night%2F and the thousands and thousands of Trump votes deleted altogether as this study (horrifyingly) shows: https://thedonald.win/p/11QRfYt98R/the-results-from-matt-braynards-/ Matt has also found enough illegal voters (registered address elsewhere) on a national database to have overturned the election results. NB particylarly Georgia 20,331 (margin <13,000): https://thedonald.win/p/11QRkAzhuy/breaking-news-threadmattbray/c/ A respected mathematician has looked at (just) the Pennsylvania data and swears on oath that there is a fraud of the order of 100,000 votes there:  https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/mathematics-prof-says-sworn-statement-many-56000-gop-ballots-pa-may-be?amp&__twitter_impression=true Already (in Georgia) they are shredding and dumping the evidence of this massive fraud: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/via-attorney-lin-wood-georgia-woman-witnesses-shredding-company-shredding-ballots-calls-police-films-shredding-recycling-company-destroying-evidence-elections-office-cobb-county/ Good luck Rep Mo Brooks who reckons he can get this crooked election overturned in the House: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/heres-how-trump-wins-take-fight-to-house-where-rules-favor-gop. Still don’t believe there is evidence of voter fraud/election rigging? Here is a crowdsourced running tally of the extent of the fraud: https://hereistheevidence.com/

20/11/2020: This is the go: https://www.csgmercy.com/products/beer-master-can-cover-sleeve?fbclid=IwAR2lmep3efhrok3LYKTusK8sRNtizf_j_RykQG33ZCay45NCE9JycNdEGi8

20/11/2020: Incredible fraud just being let go during the recount. Thousands of printer generated ballots which were counted as real. At least 7 affidavits (so far) from scrutineers (from both parties!) who each saw hundreds of them in a row - all for Biden. This will not go away: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/several-georgia-recount-monitors-describe-odd-batches-ballots-stood-pristine-sheets-perfectly-marked-bubbles-100-joe-biden/ Meanwhile, Lots of people support Trump – over 70 million of them: https://twitter.com/i/status/1327692815787290629  This is happening (cancelling Trump’s lawyers): https://joannenova.com.au/2020/11/swamp-is-terrified-of-trumps-legal-cases-resorting-to-big-dollar-ostracism-cancel-culture-to-drive-out-lawyers/ We already knew about social media, Google etc cancelling all sorts of (contrary) ‘opinion’, now financial institutions may have the ability to cancel you as a person altogether: https://joannenova.com.au/2020/11/can-your-bank-delete-you-its-almost-like-the-start-of-an-american-social-credit-system/ Also, New statistical evidence of the enormous vote fraud in Pennsylvania. Electronic voting machines are banned in Germany, France, Ireland, Netherlands, France, Italy and Canada…This issue will simply not go away. France abandoned mail in voting in 1970 for this very reason: that it was too susceptible to fraud. Other countries have resiled from adopting it for the same reason, as should we: https://thenationalpulse.com/news/stats-reveal-stuffing-the-tail-scheme-similar-to-sub-prime-scheme/ And this: Just the tip of a very large iceberg: https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/11/17/california-2-charged-with-voter-fraud-allegedly-submitted-thousands-of-applications-on-behalf-of-homeless/  Another IT expert shows exactly how the votes were stolen – millions of them: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/breaking-exclusive-steal-massive-expert-reveals-hundreds-thousands-trump-votes-shifted-biden-election-night/  And another: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/11/its_in_the_code_trump_won_michigan_and_wisconsin.html Giuliani’s Presser is really good.